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Title:Review of the literature on Ethiopian resistance with particular emphasis on Gojjam: 1936-1941
Author:Seyoum, SelteneISNI
Year:2003
Periodical:Journal of Ethiopian Studies (ISSN 0304-2243)
Volume:36
Issue:2
Period:December
Pages:37-57
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:rebellions
anticolonialism
1930-1939
1940-1949
bibliographies (form)
History, Archaeology
history
military occupation
revolutions
Gojam Kifle Hager (Ethiopia)
Abstract:The years 1936-1941 were full of crucial events that decided the fate of Ethiopia to either become an Italian colony or to remain an independent sovereign State. It was paradoxical that the Italians, who won the war of 1935/1936 as a result of better military preparations and the use of modern techniques of warfare, were not subsequently able to 'pacify' the people. Not deterred by the lack of any central government leadership at the national level, the Ethiopians rose up in arms and fought against enemy troops until the day of their liberation in 1941. But how and why this happened, the extent and magnitude of the struggle and the organizational basis of the resistance has been given less attention than it deserves. The present bibliographic essay discusses literature on this subject - including oral information and archival and library sources -, focusing on the anti-fascist struggle carried out by the people of Gojjam in northwestern Ethiopia. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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