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Title:Some notes on Harar and the local trade routes: a report on the view of ex-merchants of Shäwa (1839-1935)
Author:Omer, Ahmed Hassen
Periodical:Annales d'Éthiopie
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:trade routes
urban history
Abstract:Based upon family diaries written in Amharic (sometimes in Oromo using Amharic script) and in Arabic, as well as oral traditions, this study highlights some aspects of the trade activities between the city of Harar and the region of Shäwa (Ethiopia) at the end of the nineteenth century. It deals in particular with the goods involved (slaves, salt) and the trade routes. Notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]