A History of Awash Sebat Killo Town from the 1880s to 2008

A History of Awash Sebat Killo Town from the 1880s to 2008

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Title: A History of Awash Sebat Killo Town from the 1880s to 2008
Author: Hussein, Adem; D/r Gutema, Imana
Abstract: The historical studies so far conducted on Ethiopian urbanization emphasized the foundation, growth and development of big towns. As a result, the urbanization process of small towns such as Aw sh S t k ̂lõ got little or no attention by these studies. Therefore, this thesis attempts to fill the gap by dealing with the historical development of Aw sh S t k ̂lõ town (1880s-2008). The research has examined the different socio-economic and political factors that were responsible for the emergence, growth and development of the town. It also tries to show that the long established assumption that the foundation of Aw sh S t k ̂lõ town was closely associated with the establishment of the railway station in the area seeems groundless. The town was founded around three decades before the arrival of the railway line in the area. The research also attempts to settle the controversies about the origin of the name of the town, Aw sh S t k ̂lõ, by cross checking the different sources. The thesis has credited that the establishment of the railway station in the area, the Italian occupation and the construction of the highway which passes through the town have great contribution to the development and subsequently in giving modern urban feature to the town. The thesis also justifies the town had close relation with the neighboring Karrayyu, Itu and Afar pastoralist and semi pastoralist communities. In general, the thesis has its own contribution in increasing the understanding of the history of the history of Aw sh S t k ̂lõ town.
Description: 84p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3269
Date: 2014-03


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