Historical Dictionary of Eritrea by Dan ConnellHistorical Dictionary of Eritrea by Dan Connell

Historical Dictionary of Eritrea

byDan Connell, Tom Killion

Hardcover | October 14, 2010

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This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Eritrea spans several millennia, starting with the discovery of some of the earliest known hominid remains and continuing on to Eritrea's early encounters with Christianity (4th century) and Islam (7th century). The main focus of this book, however, is on the formation of the modern nation-state under a succession of colonial powers, its 30-year war for independence, and its emergence in the 1990s as a new country. The book also maps the numerous conflicts Eritrea has been involved in since then with its neighbors and identifies the key players within the government and ruling party, as well as the externally based opposition. This ready reference relates the history of Eritrea, from ancient times to the present, through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, and organizations, as well as entries on politics, economy, society, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Eritrea.
Dan Connell is a distinguished lecturer in journalism and African politics at Simmons College. He is the author of Against All Odds: A Chronicle of the Eritrean Revolution, Eritrea: A Country Handbook, and Conversations with Eritrean Political Prisoners. Tom Killion is an independent scholar and artist, who was a Fulbright scholar and...
Title:Historical Dictionary of EritreaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 8.94 × 5.88 × 1.79 inPublished:October 14, 2010Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810859521

ISBN - 13:9780810859524

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Eritrea is located in the Horn of Africa, along the Red Sea. Until 1993, it had been part of Ethiopia for 30 years. Prior to that, it had been a British protectorate and an Italian colony since the late 1880s. This dictionary, covering Eritrean people, places, and events from the earliest times of Christianity to 2010, comes 12 years after the first edition was released. The second edition is greatly expanded and has a new author, Connell, a journalist and lecturer in politics at Simmons College who updated the material originally written by now coauthor Killion. More than 100 pages of new material have been added for this edition, and numerous articles have been updated. The introduction to the text provides a good starting point for Eritrean history as well as the demographics and culture of the country. The extensive bibliography provides further reading in many areas. An updated chronology provides a list of important dates in Eritrean history. ... Recommended for academic and large public libraries.