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Title:Modern Ethiopia and Colonial Eritrea
Author:Taddia, Irma
Year:2002
Periodical:Aethiopica: International Journal of Ethiopian Studies
Volume:5
Pages:125-138
Language:English
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Eritrea
Subjects:State
decolonization
nation
local history
historiography
History and Exploration
colonialism
Inter-African Relations
External link:https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/aethiopica/article/view/450/453
Abstract:The author reflects on present-day Eritrea in the light of the colonial past and in the context of modern Ethiopia. Eritrean independence is taking place today in a specific context in postcolonial Africa. It is not a simple case of delayed decolonization, postponed by 30 years with respect to other former African colonies. The history of Eritrea must be studied within the colonial context: colonialism created a national identity, but Eritrea is a colony that did not become an independent State. The process of State formation in Eritrea raises some problems for historians. The construction of political legitimacy is strictly connected to the birth of a national historiography in the country. The author examines the process of writing history in contemporary Eritrea. Reconstructing the history of the past goes beyond the reconstruction of the history of the Eritrean State today. The entire area - the Horn of Africa - in the precolonial period has to be considered. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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