A History of Addis Ababa from Its Foundation in 1886 to 1910 (review)

@article{Benti2000AHO,
  title={A History of Addis Ababa from Its Foundation in 1886 to 1910 (review)},
  author={Getahun Mitiku Benti},
  journal={Northeast African Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={7},
  pages={143 - 145}
}
  • G. Benti
  • Published 11 October 2004
  • History, Economics
  • Northeast African Studies
Peter Garretson’s A History of Addis Ababa from Its Foundation in 1886 to 1910 is a revised Ph.D. dissertation the author completed in 1974. While some of the findings are dated, the publication of this pioneering study of Ethiopia’s first permanent capital is a welcome addition to the growing literature on urban studies in Ethiopia. The thesis of the book, stated in the preface, is that Addis Ababa is essentially an indigenous city because its founder, Menelik II of Ethiopia, had no plan to… 
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