THE CITY-STATE OF HARAR 1800-1850

Author : ABDURAHMAN Y. GARAD

Year : 1978

This paper deals with the state of Harar in the first half of the 19th century. At this time for
reasons explained in the first chapter Harar was no longer a strong sultanate it has been in
its heyday of the 16th century. War with the Christian highland coupled with the Oromo
raids has adversely affected the peaceful pursuit of the economic life, which factor was
instrumental on the ultimate degeneration of the state power.

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