H-Horn aims to facilitate scholarly collaboration and exchanges between professionals interested in the history and culture of the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea region. One of the primary objectives of H-Horn is to reach beyond national, sub-national, religious and ethnic lines and offer all scholars of the Horn a forum in which to address major issues and controversies that have defined, and continue to define, the history of the Horn of Africa, particularly in recent decades.

Recent Content

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (February 2016)

H-Horn: Some Recent Publications (February 2016)


Omar H. Ali, Malik Ambar: Power and Slavery across the Indian Ocean (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

(Malik Ambar [1548-1626] was an Ethiopian slave who rose to become a famous ruler and military leader in the Indian Deccan region. JM).



Fantahun Ayele
Solomon A. Getahun

Getahun on Ayele, 'The Ethiopian Army: From Victory to Collapse, 1977-1991'

Fantahun Ayele. The Ethiopian Army: From Victory to Collapse, 1977-1991. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2014. 328 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8101-3011-1.

Reviewed by Solomon A. Getahun (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-Horn (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Shimelis B. Gulema

Announcing the new Resources tab

Greetings H-Net subscribers!

We are pleased to announce the release of the Resources tab, which is now located at the top of all of our Networks. Prior to the release, there was a Media tab that chronologically aggregated all of the contributions uploaded to a particular Network. While the Media tab clearly had some basic archival value, with the development of many diverse projects making use of this material on our Networks, editors asked for a better way to organize that content. The Resources tab is the fruit of those aims.