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Title:Land politics in the Ethiopian-Eritrean border area between Emperor Yohannes IV and Menilek II
Author:Taddia, IrmaISNI
Periodical:Aethiopica: International Journal of Ethiopian Studies
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:land tenure
customary law
government policy
political history
External link:https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/aethiopica/article/view/94/76
Abstract:The complex issue of the land tenure system in 19th and 20th-century Ethiopia-Eritrea has a tridimensional aspect that constitutes the basis of this paper: the local conception of land, the imperial Ethiopian policy and the colonial intervention. A correct evaluation of this interrelationship can be properly understood by focusing on a corpus of integrated sources related to local written documentation, oral records and colonial reports. The control of the northern border by emperors Yohannes IV (1872-1889) and Menilek II (1889-1913) created various historical problems and a debate focusing on independence and the maintenance of the political autonomy of the 'Märäb Mellas', the northern area of Ethiopia. The land tenure system is the key factor for understanding the dynamic of power relations in the area on the eve of colonial rule. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]