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Title: A History of Wadla DälantA Dälanta Awrajja: 1855-1974
Authors: Israel, Arage
Advisors: Zemene
Keywords: History Wadla Dälanta
Dälanta Awrajja
Copyright: Jun-2011
Date Added: 1-Nov-2012
Abstract: This thesis is about the history of Wadla Dälanta awrajja from 1855 to 1974. The study is based on written materials and documents found in local as well as national archives and on the collection of oral traditions and information. Considerable effort and time were also put in to the archives of government offices in Dessie, Wägäl-Téna and Waldiya. Parallel with this knowledgeable informants in various towns like Wägäl- Téna, kon and Chät were systematically interviewed. In carrying out this work, the method of historical investigation focused on describing and analyzing the various historical sources and this was followed by the critical analysis and interpretation of the data as their authority and relevance. Hence, an intensive process of investigating and sort out chiefly of archival materials and oral sources became the most important component of this research. Throughout the paper attempts have been made to give a general picture of the awrajja’s physical, administrative, political and socio-economic structure. However, the awrajja lost its strategic importance as well as some developments to the new urban magnates like Dessie and Wäldiya towards the 19th century.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3588
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