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.

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Book Reviews on H-Horn

Dear Colleagues,


This past week H-Horn issued its first book review:


This is a milestone for our list: since H-Horn’s inception in 2011, we have mostly posted announcements and, thanks to the dedication of Jonathan Miran, we have been issuing a monthly publications update. Issuing book reviews has been long in the works, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank our book review editor, Shimelis Gulema, for making it happen.

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