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In March of 1896 a massive, battle-tested Ethiopian army routed an invading force and brought Italy’s war of conquest to an end. In an age of relentless European expansion, Ethiopia had successfully defended its independence; in doing so, it cast doubt upon an unshakable certainty of the age—that sooner or later all Africans would fall under the rule of Europeans. The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire offers the first comprehensive account of this singular episode in modern world history.

Winner of the Toyin Falola Africa Book Award for 2012 from the Association of Third World Studies

Author interviews

John Welsh interviews Raymond Jonas about The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire.

Kirk Sharma (l) and Jorge Bayona (r) of the University of Washington talk to Raymond Jonas about the Battle of Adwa on Speculation Theater - a podcast devoted to counterfactual history.

Counterfactual history is a form of historical analysis that involves imagining alternative outcomes. The discussion took place on 20 April 2016.

An extended conversation with Abebe Gellaw of Ethiopian Satellite TV (ESAT).
Raymond Jonas talks to Harvard University Press about the battle of Adwa.
Jay Lockenour of Temple University interviews Raymond Jonas for New Books in Military History. (Click through image below to go to New Books web site.)
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