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Title:Innovation and Misoneism during the Reign of Emperor Yohannes IV (1872-1889)
Author:Pankhurst, RichardISNI
Periodical:Aethiopica: International Journal of Ethiopian Studies
Geographic term:Ethiopia
heads of State
History and Exploration
Development and Technology
About person:Yohannes IV keizer van EthiopiŽ (-1889)
External link:https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/aethiopica/article/view/325/325
Abstract:This paper examines the character and extent of innovation and misoneism (i.e. opposition to change) during the reign of Yo.hannes IV of Ethiopia (1872-1889), i.e. the period between the largely frustrated aspirations of Tewodros and of more substantial achievements of Menilek. The study suggests that the reign of Yo.hannes in fact witnessed changes in many fields of life. These included improvements in communication between Ethiopia and the outside world; the advent of new imports; changes in land tenure and class relations; the strengthening of church landholding; attempted action against slavery and the slave trade; increasing diffusion of fire arms; the forced conversion of Muslims, and prohibition of foreign missionaries; the banning of tobacco; the depletion of wildlife; the introduction of a national flag, the appointment of a foreign consul abroad, and the building of a church in Jerusalem. Note, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]