• S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 Ethiopia consisted mainly of the kingdoms on the plateau (i.e., Tigre, Begemder, Gojjam, Wallo and Shoa) over which the Emperor Theodore (1855–68) had re-imposed suzerainty and control. The population was probably between 3m. and 4m., based on a traditional subsistence agriculture. The economy, trade, commerce and communications were rudimentary.

Yaityopya Nigusa Nagast Manguist


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
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  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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