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The politics of historying: A postmodern commentary on Bahru Zewdes history of modern Ethiopia

@article{Yusuf2009ThePO,
  title={The politics of historying: A postmodern commentary on Bahru Zewdes history of modern Ethiopia},
  author={Semir Yusuf},
  journal={African Journal of Political Science and International Relations},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={378-383}
}
  • Semir Yusuf
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
This short commentary poses a timely challenge to positivist historiography both at the theoretical and the practical levels. Theoretically, it challenges, but only implicitly, many of the assumptions of modernist, objectivist historiography in a number of ways. Perhaps more interestingly and directly, it faces up to the intellectual difficulties of some of the discourses about the history (ies) of Ethiopia. This it does by debunking a rightist nationalist discourse in Ethiopian historiography… Expand
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