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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:State building, rural development, and the making of a frontier regime in northeastern Ethiopia, c. 1944-75
Author:Puddu, Luca
Year:2016
Periodical:The Journal of African History (ISSN 0021-8537)
Volume:57
Issue:1
Pages:93-113
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:Afar
boundaries
chieftaincy
political economy
sovereignty
political history
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021853715000778
Abstract:Combining a set of grey literature and primary sources, this article analyses the rise and fall of the sultanate of Awsa, northeastern Ethiopia, between 1944 and 1975. Ali Mirah exploited the typical repertoires of a frontier regime to consolidate a semi-independent Muslim chiefdom at the fringes of the Christian empire of Ethiopia. Foreign investors in commercial agriculture provided the sultanate and its counterparts within the Ethiopian state with tangible and intangible resources that shaped the quest for statecraft in the Lower Awash Valley. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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