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|Title: ||THE OROMO OF SALAALEE A HISTORY (c. 1840-1936)|
|Authors: ||TSEGAYE, ZELEKE|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Tesema Ta'a,|
|Copyright: ||2002 |
|Date Added: ||15-May-2008 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa university|
This thesis is entitled "The Oromo of Salaalee: A History (C.1840 -1936)."
and attempts to explore the history of the Oromo found in the region known as
Salaalee during the said period.
The thesis begins with a description and analysis of the traditions of the
Oromo in the region by taking into account the sixteenth century Oromo movement
and the resulting contacts of the people with other ethnic groups in the region. It also
discusses the pattern of settlement of the Tuulama Oromo on the present day
Shawaan plateau in general and the Salaalee region in particular.
Furthermore, the thesis attempts to unearth the socio-political and economic
history of the people of Salaalee during a few decades before its incorporation into
the kingdom of Shawa in the 1870s. Those decades were the time when the
Tuulama Oromo started to experience the transformation of their socio-economic
and political systems, i.e. the Tuulama gadaa system increasingly became ineffective
and failed to check ambitious individuals who defied the existing gadaa rules and
regulations. By the time the Shawan Kingdom's territorial expansion towards the
Tuulama land also reached its climax.
The paper also sheds light on the unsuccessful resistance of the Tuulama Oromo in
general and those found in Salaalee in particular against the Shawan forces led by
Ras Darge and Ras Goobana.
The discussion of the period after Salaalee's incorporation into the Ethiopian
Empire highlights the impact of the incorporation on the socio-economic and political
systems of the Oromo and the changes and continuities that occurred. And finally, it
pinpoints the reactions and /or adaptations that the people of Salaalee made against
the changing socio-political and economic systems in the early twentieth century.|
|Description: ||A Thesis
The School of Graduate Studies
of Addis Ababa University
In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements
For the Degree of Masters of Arts
|Appears in:||Thesis - History |
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