Frederic A. Sharf
ISBN Code : 0974819808
Language : English
Pages number : 251
Format : Hardcover; 6"X9"; Illustrations
This book explores the complicated position which Abyssinia, today known by its proper name Ethiopia, occupied in the early 20th century political universe. Major Pearsonâ€™s letters provide a unique vantage point from which one can examine the interests of the major world powers in this fiercely independent country â€” the only country in Africa not then under some European domination.
Pearsonâ€™s observations have been integrated with official Foreign Office communications in order to provide the reader with a complete context.
This book will appeal not only to scholars interested in further knowledge of Ethiopian history, but also to a wide audience of people interested in World War I, which intersected many far-flung countries, some of which are the setting for Pearsonâ€™s letters: Egypt, Sudan, Abyssinia, French, and British Somaliland.