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IDEA Recommended Books for Ethiopia: Compiled by Dr. Ghelawdewos Araia for africanidea.org subscribers, researchers, scholars, and students.

On Ancient Ethiopian History and Civilization:

1.      Stuart Munro-Hay, Aksum: An African Civilization of Late Antiquity, Edinburgh University Press, 1991

2.       Rodolfo Fattovich and Kathryn A. Bard, The Origins of Aksum: A View from Ona Enda Aboy Zague (Tigray), New Trends in Ethiopian Studies, Papers of the 12th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Vol. I, Red Sea Press, 1991

3.      Yuri M. Kobishchanov, AXUM, The Pennsylvania State University, 1973

4.      Stuart Munro-Hay, Ethiopia, The Unknown Land: A Cultural and Historical Guide, IB Tauris Publishers, 2002

5.      Sergew Hable Selassie, Ancient and Medieval Ethiopian History to 1270, United Printers, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1972

6.      David W. Phillipson, Ancient Ethiopia: Aksum: Its Antecedents and Successors, British Museum Press, 1998

7.      Edward Ullendorf, The Ethiopians: An Introduction to Country and People, Oxford University Press, 1960

8.      Richard Pankhurst, An Introduction to the Economic History of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie University Press, 1961

9.      Richard Pankhurst, The Ethiopians: A History

10.  Richard Pankhurst, A History of Ethiopian Towns from Middle Ages to Early Nineteenth Century (1982)

11.  Richard Pankhurst, A Social History of Ethiopia (1990)

12.  Richard Pankhurst, History of the Ethiopian Borderlands, Essays in Regional History (1997)

13.  Richard Pankhurst, The Ethiopian Royal Chronicles, Oxford University Press, Addis Ababa, 1967

14.   አለቃ ታየ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ታሪክ

15.  ኅሩይ ወልደ ሥላሴ ዋዜማ᎓ በማግስቱ የኢትዮጵያን ነገሥታት በዓል ለማክበር

16.  ገብረየሱስ አባይ መሠረት ዓሌት ህዝቢ መረብ ምላሽ

17.  በላይ ግደይ አምሃ አክሱም

18.  ግርማ ኤልያስ አክሱማዊት ፋና ወጊ

19.  አዝማች ክንፉ ኪዳነ የአክሱም ጥንታውያን ገንዘቦችና ያሰረዋቸው ነገሥታት

20.  Arada Guides, A Comprehensive Guide to AKSUM and YEHA

21.  Miguel F. Brooks (translator and editor), Kebra Nagast ክብረ ነገሥት (The Glory of Kings), Red Sea Press, 1995; second edition 1996

On Modern Ethiopian History/Politics/Political Economy

22.  ተክለ ጻድቅ መኵሪያ አፄ ዮሐንስና የኢትዮጵያ አንድነት ኩራዝ አሳታሚ ድርጅት ፩፱፰፪

23.  Bairu Tafla, A Chronicle of Emperor Yohannes IV (1872-89), 1977

24.  Zewde Gabre-Sellassie, Yohannes IV of Ethiopia: A Political Biography, Red Sea Press 2014; first edition, Clarendon Press, 1975

25.  Chris Prouty, Empress Taitu and Menelik II: Ethiopia: 1883-1910, Red Sea Press, 1986

26.  ተወልደ ትኩእ የኢትዮጵያ አንድነትና ኢጣልያ አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ᎓ የኢትዮጵያ ጥናትና ምርምር ተቋም

27.  Haggai Erlich, Ethiopia and the Challenge of Independence, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1986

28.  Haggai Erlich, Alliance and Alienation: Ethiopia and Israel in the Days of Haile Selassie, Red Sea Press, 2014   

29.  Raymond Jonas, The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire, The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 2011

30.  Saska Laszlo aka Ladislas Sava), Fascist Italian Brutality in Ethiopia, 1935-1937, Red Sea Press, 2013

31.  Bahru Zewde, A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1991

32.  Bahru Zewde, Pioneers of Change in Ethiopia: The Reformist Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century (2002)

33.  Bahru Zewde, The Quest for Socialist Utopia: The Ethiopian Student Movement 1960-1974 (2014)

34.  Bahru Zewde, Society and State in Ethiopian History (2012)

35.  Gebru Tareke, Ethiopia: Power and Protest: Peasant Revolution in the Twentieth Century, Cambridge University Press, 1991

36.  Gebru Tareke, The Ethiopian Revolution: War in the Horn of Africa, 2009

37.  Sven Rubenson, The Survival of Ethiopian Independence, 1976

38.  Harold G. Marcus, A History of Ethiopia, 1994

39.  Donald Donham, The Southern Marches of Imperial Ethiopia, 1999

40.  Bulcha Demeksa, My Life: My Vision for the Oromo and Other Peoples of Ethiopia, Red Sea Press, 2013

41.  Seyoum Haregot, The Bureaucratic Empire: Serving Emperor Haile Selassie, Red Sea Press, 2013

42.  Ghelawdewos Araia, Ethiopia: The Political Economy of Transition, University Press of America, 1995

43.  Ghelawdewos Araia, Ethiopia: Democracy, Devolution of Power, and The Developmental State, Institute of Development and Education for Africa (IDEA), 2013

44.  ገላውዴዎስ ኣርኣያ ክንዕቅቦምን ክንነጽጎምን ዘለና ባህልታት አፍሪቃ ልምዓትን ትምህርትን ትካል (አልትት) 2005

45.  ገላውዴዎስ ኣርኣያ መንከባከብና ማስወገድ ያለብን ባህሎች አፍሪቃ ልማትና ትምህርት ተቋም (አልትተ)  2008 

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