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978-1-66690-823-7 • Hardback • June 2023 • $110.00 • (£85.00)
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Kassaye Nigusie Wolde Michael is professor at the Department of Theory and History of International Relations at RUDN University.
Chapter 1: The Struggle for The Throne
Chapter 2: On the Eve of The Invasion
Chapter 3: For Sovereign Ethiopia
Chapter 4: In Search for Allies. 1952–1970.
Chapter 5: The Empire’s Systemic Crisis
About the Author
Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia by Nigusie Kassaye W. Michael is one of the most balanced and appreciative views of the Ethiopian history during the emperor's reign. Based on archival sources and on the memories of eyewitnesses, the author tells a multifaceted and tragic story not only of the last emperor of Ethiopia, but also about the internal and external affairs of the country in the 20th century.— Konstantin A. Pantserev, St-Petersburg State University
Nigusie Kassaye W. Michael has written the definitive masterpiece on Haile Selassie’s critical position in the opening of Ethiopia and the rest of Africa toward the 20th century. No other leader of the African continent held such a pivotal role as that of Haile Selassie. Professor Michael makes a meticulous examination of the political activities of Emperor Selassie from his emergence as Ras Tafari with a powerful awareness of his place in history. Searching through archives and official documents as well as primary correspondence to and from world leaders, Michael demonstrates the broad historical shoulders of Haile Selassie. This is a monumental work which will have far-reaching significance on all aspects of African history. — Molefi Kete Asante, Temple University, author of The History of Africa