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Here are some main historical works. Bear in mind that many of them are rather dated, giving a centrist view of Ethiopian history: Abir, Mordechai: Ethiopia, the Era of the Princes. London 1968. Abir, Mordechai. 1980. Ethiopia and the Red Sea: the rise and decline of the Solomonic dynasty and Muslim-European rivalry in the region, London: Frank Cass. Bahru Zewde: A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1974. London - Addis Abeba 1991. Marcus, Harold: A history of Ethiopia. Berkely 1994. Pankhurst, Richard: A Social History of Ethiopia. Addis Abeba 1990. Ullendorff, Edward: The Ethiopians. Oxford 1960. Clapham, Christopher. 1969. Haile Sellassie's Government, London: Longman. <<<. 1988. Transformation and Continuity in Revolutionary Ethiopia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Darkwah, Kofi R. H. 1975. Shewa, Menelik and the Ethiopian Empire, 1813-1889, London: Heineman. Greenfield, Richard. 1965. Ethiopia: A New Political History, London: Pall Mall Press. Henze, Paul B. 2000. Layers of Time: A History of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa: Shama Books. Markakis, John. 1974. Ethiopia: Anatomy of a Traditional Polity, London: Oxford University Press. Mohammed Hassan.Oromo of Ethiopia: A history 1570-1860, Trenton, NJ: Red Sea Press. Taddesse Tamrat. 1972. Church and state 1270-1527, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Trimingham, Spencer. 1952. Islam in Ethiopia, London: Frank Cass. Best Terje Ostebo University of Florida --