Historical Dictionary of Eritrea, 2nd ed.

This edition spans several millennia, but the main focus is the formation of the modern nation-state under a succession of colonial powers, its 30-year war for independence, and its emergence as a new country in the 1990s. It maps Eritrea’s numerous conflicts with neighbors and identifies key players in the government and ruling party, as well as the opposition. Includes a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 500 cross-referenced entries on significant people, events, places, organizations, and other aspects from the earliest times to the present.