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The Resource Emperor Haile Selassie, Bereket Habte Selassie

Emperor Haile Selassie, Bereket Habte Selassie

Label
Emperor Haile Selassie
Title
Emperor Haile Selassie
Statement of responsibility
Bereket Habte Selassie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emperor Haile Selassie was an iconic figure of the twentieth century, a progressive monarch who ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1974. This book, written by a former state official who served in a number of important positions in Selassie{u2019}s government, tells both the story of the emperor{u2019}s life and the story of modern Ethiopia. After a struggle for the throne in 1916, the young Selassie emerged first as regent and then as supreme leader of Ethiopia. Over the course of his nearly six-decade rule, the emperor abolished slavery, introduced constitutional reform, and expanded educational opportunity. The Italian invasion of Ethiopia in the 1930s led to a five-year exile in England, from which he returned in time to lead his country through World War II. Selassie was also instrumental in the founding of the Organization of African Unity in 1963, but he fell short of the ultimate goal of a promised democracy in Ethiopia. The corruption that grew under his absolute rule, as well as his seeming indifference to the famine that gripped Ethiopia in the 1970s, led finally to his overthrow by the armed forces that he had created. Haile Selassie was an enlightened monarch in many ways, but also a man with flaws like any other. This short biography is a sensitive portrayal of Selassie as both emperor and man, by one who knew him well. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bereket H. Selassie
Dewey number
963.055092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT387.7
LC item number
.B47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Ohio short histories of Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haile Selassie
  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia
Label
Emperor Haile Selassie, Bereket Habte Selassie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
880966204
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9780821421277
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)880966204
Label
Emperor Haile Selassie, Bereket Habte Selassie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
880966204
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9780821421277
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)880966204

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