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The Battle of Adwa

African Victory in the Age of Empire

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$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674503847

Publication Date: 03/23/2015

Academic Trade

432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

36 halftones, 6 maps

Belknap Press


  • Maps and Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • I. The Road to Adwa
    • 1. Courtly Ambitions
    • 2. Listing toward Adwa
    • 3. Italy in Africa
    • 4. The Price of Liberty
    • 5. Black in Service of White
    • 6. Africa in Italy
    • 7. “Something Humiliating for My Kingdom”
  • II. The Battle
    • 8. Menelik’s March
    • 9. Amba Alage
    • 10. Stalled at Sauria
    • 11. Baratieri Chooses
    • 12. Armies Meet
    • 13. The Center Crumbles
  • III. Aftermaths
    • 14. Despair, Panic, Pursuit
    • 15. The Harvest
    • 16. The Long March
    • 17. Sons and Lovers and Accidental Anthropologists
    • 18. Menelik Abroad
    • 19. Reckonings
    • 20. Rescues
    • 21. Passings
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2012
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