Richard J. Ried is arguably the most gifted historian of Northeast Africa today, and Frontiers of Violence
is undoubtedly his most significant work yet. Beautifully written and rigorously argued, this is essential reading for scholars of the Horn of Africa. (Tricia Redeker Hepner, American Historical Review
About the Author
Dr Richard Reid currently works on the history of warfare and militarism in Africa. He previously taught at the University of Asmara in Eritrea, and at Durham University in the UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of the Kingdom of Buganda and of warfare in pre-colonial eastern Africa, and a history of Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dr Reid has also published numerous articles on various aspects of war and militarism in east and northeast Africa, particularly Eritrea and Ethiopia.