MAKING SENSE OF SOMALI HISTORY: Volume 1 by Abdurahman AbdullahiMAKING SENSE OF SOMALI HISTORY: Volume 1 by Abdurahman Abdullahi

MAKING SENSE OF SOMALI HISTORY: Volume 1

byAbdurahman Abdullahi

Paperback | May 12, 2017

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In the last three decades, Somalia has been associated with such horrible terms as ‘state collapse’, ‘civil wars’, ‘foreign intervention’, ‘warlordism’, ‘famine’, ‘piracy’ and ‘terrorism’. This depiction was in contradiction to its earlier images as the cradle of the human race, the kernel of ancient civilizations, the land of Punt, a homogeneous nation-state and the first democratic state in Africa. So how did things fall apart in the country?

This Volume 1 of a two-volume narrative, Dr. Abdullahi explores the history of the people of Somali peninsula since ancient times, the advent of Islam and colonialism, the rise and fall of Somali nationalism and the perspectives of the Somali state collapse. The book uses a unique thematic approach and analysis to make sense of Somali history by emphasizing the responsibility of Somali political elites in creating and perpetuating the disastrous conditions in their country.

Dr. Abdurahman Baadiyow combines rare skills of being a high ranking military officer (1971-1986) with being an electronic engineer, Islamic scholar and socio-political activist. He obtained MA and PhD in Modern Islamic History from the Islamic Institute, McGill University, Canada. He is one of the founders of Mogadishu University and...
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Title:MAKING SENSE OF SOMALI HISTORY: Volume 1Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:222 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.47 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 0.47 inPublished:May 12, 2017Publisher:Adonis & Abbey PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909112798

ISBN - 13:9781909112797

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction: Making Sense of Somali History .......................................... 11

 

CHAPTER TWO

The History of the Somali Peninsula: From Ancient Times to the

Medieval Period ............................................................................................... 31

 

CHAPTER THREE

Reconfiguration of the Somali society: The Impact of Sufi Orders

and Colonialism ............................................................................................... 67

 

CHAPTER FOUR

The Rise and Fall of Somali Nationalism: Moderation and

Radicalism in Pursuit of Unity .................................................................... 119

 

CHPATER FIVE

The Collapse of the Somali State: The theoretical Framework and

Perspectives .................................................................................................... 165

 

REFERENCES .......................................................................................... 199

 

INDEX .......................................................................................................... 217

 

TABLE OF PICTURES

1. Stone hand axes from Somalia.............................................................. 41

2. First Egyptian ship bound for Punt .................................................... 45

 

TABLE OF MAPS

1. Political Map of Somali Federal Republic ........................................... 11

2. Somali People’s Territory ...................................................................... 31

3. The Herodotus Map of the World ....................................................... 47

4. The Map of Adal Sultanate .................................................................. 58

5. The Map of Ajuran Imamate ................................................................ 60

 

TABLE OF FIGURES

1. The universal historical periods ............................................................ 34

2. Tradition System of Islamic Education ............................................... 72

3. The Sufi Brotherhoods in Somalia ....................................................... 79

4. Expenditure/Revenue index and Italian subsidies .......................... 130

5. The Import/Export index of Somalia and trade deficit ................. 130

6. Political parties and their clan affiliation in 1960 ............................. 138

7. Parties of 1960 compared with the factions of 1991 ....................... 155

8. The periods of state failure and final collapse .................................. 170

9. The four fundamental political goods of the state........................... 172

10. Elements of good governance ............................................................ 173

11. Classification of State Capabilities ..................................................... 176

12. Summary of theory of Ibn-Khaldun’s Theory of Asabiyah ........... 182

13. Cumulative factors of Somali state collapse ..................................... 196