Prof. Haggai Erlich

Emeritus in faculty of humanities
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Born 29.3.1942, inIsrael.

Higher education:

1. BA in General History and History of the Middle East and Africa,TelAvivUniversity, 1967

2. MA in History of Islamic Peoples,HebrewUniversity,Jerusalem, 1969.

3. Ph.D. in History ofEthiopia, SOAS, Department of African History,LondonUniversity, 1973.

Married (Yocheved) + 4 (Ori, Shiri, Yoav, Omri) + 5  grandchildren, (Youval, Yonathan, Maya, Tamar, Tal)

Current Position and Rank:

Emeritus.  Full Professor of Middle Eastern and African History, TAU. 

Publications

publications

books 

 

Haggai Erlich, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Ras Alula, 1875 - 1897,MichiganStateUniversity Press,

1982. (Reprint, new preface, Red Sea Press, New Jersey and Asmara 1997).

 

 

Haggai Erlich, The Struggle Over Eritrea, 1962 - 1978,Hoover Institution, Stanford, 1983.

 

 

Haggai Erlich, Ethiopia and The Challenge of Independence, Lynne Rienner Press,Boulder, 1986.

 

Haggai Erlich, Students and University in Twentieth Century Egyptian Politics, Frank Cass Publishers,London 1989.

 

 

Haggai Erlich, Introduction to Modern History of the Middle East , The Open University Press, 5 vols., Tel Aviv, 1987 – 1991, (Hebrew).

 

 

Haggai Erlich, Ethiopia and the Middle East, Lynne Rienner Press,Boulder, 1994.

 

 

Haggai Erlich, The Middle East Between the World Wars, 5 vols., The Open University Press, Tel Aviv, 1992 - 2003. (Hebrew. Arabic edition of volume 1, 2012).

 

 

Haggai Erlich, Ethiopia: an Empire and a Revolution, The Open University Press, Tel Aviv 1997 (Hebrew).

 

 

Haggai Erlich, Youth and Politics in the Middle East – Generations and Identity Crises, Tel Aviv 1998 (Hebrew)

 

Haggai Erlich and  IsraelGershoni (eds.) The Nile – Histories, Cultures, Myths, Lynne Rienner Publishes, Boulder 2000.

 

 

Haggai Erlich, The Cross and the River –Ethiopia, Egypt and the Nile,  Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder 2002.

 

  

Haggai Erlich,  Steven Kaplan and Hagar Salamon, Ethiopia – Christianity, Islam, Judaism, The Open University Press, Tel Aviv, 2003 (Hebrew)

 

 

Haggai Erlich, Egypt – The Older Sister, The Open University Press, Tel Aviv 2003 (Hebrew).

 

Haggai Erlich,  Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia – Christianity, Islam, and Politics Entwined, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007

 

Haggai Erlich, Ethiopia –  History of a Siege Culture, Tel Aviv, Universita Meshuderet  Press, 2008 (Hebrew)

 

Haggai Erlich, Islam and Christianity in the Horn of Africa,  Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010

 

Haggai Erlich, Generations of  Rage – University and Students in the  Middle East, The Open University Press, 2012, (Hebrew).

 

Haggai Erlich, Alliance and Alienation – Ethiopia and Israel in the Days of Haile Selassie, Tel Aviv, Dayan Center, 2013 (Hebrew. English version, Red Sea Press, New Jersey, 2014).  

 

 

 

B. Articles

 

H. Erlich, “Students and University in Egypt’s Modern History”, Hamizrah Hehadash, 1969, pp. 50 –78 [Hebrew]

 

---- “The Tribes in Yemenand their Role in the War, 1962 – 1968”, Hamizrah Hehadash, 1970, pp. 1-20, 129 – 158 [Hebrew]

 

H. Erlich and U. Dann, “Kuwaitand the Persian Gulf” in D. Dishon (ed.), The Middle East Record 1967, Jerusalem, 1971. pp. 415 – 422

 

H. Erlich and H. Shaked, “Yemen”, ” in D. Dishon (ed.), The Middle East Record 1967, Jerusalem, 1971. pp. 591 – 612

 

H. Erlich, “Kuwait” in D. Dishon (ed.), The Middle East Record 1968,Jerusalem, 1973. pp. 613-617

 

H. Erlich, “Yemen” ” in D. Dishon (ed.), The Middle East Record 1968,Jerusalem, 1973. pp. 835 – 856.

 

---- “Alula, the Son of Qubi: A king’s Man in Ethiopia, 1875 –1897", Journal of African History, XV, 1974, pp. 261 – 274.

 

---- “1885 inEritrea: the Year in Which the Dervishes Were Cut Down”, Asian and African Studies, vol. X., 1975, pp. 282 – 322.

 

---- “A Contemporary Biography of Ras Alula: A Ge’ez Manuscript from Manawe, Tamben – I” , Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. XXXIX, Part One, 1976, pp. 1–46.

 

---- “A Contemporary Biography of Ras Alula: A Ge’ez Manuscript from Manawe, Tamben – II” , Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. XXXIX, Part Two, 1976 pp. 287 – 327.

 

---- “Ethiopiaand Islam in Post-Revolution Perspective”, Ethiopianist Notes, I, 1977, pp. 9 – 16.

 

---- “Politicization of Islam in the Horn and Depoliticization of Ethiopian Christianity” in J. Tubiana, .(ed.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Nice,  1980, pp. 399 - 408.

 

---- “The Establishment of the Derg – The Turning of a Protest Movement into a Revolution”, in R. L. Hess (ed.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Chicago 1980, pp. 783 – 798.

 

---- “Ethiopiaand the Challenge of the West”, Zmanim, 1980 pp. 70 – 80. [Hebrew].

 

---- “Tigrean Nationalism, British Involvement and Haile Sellasse’s Emerging Absolutism: 1941 – 1944 inNorthern Ethiopia”, Asian and African Studies, XV, 1981, pp. 191 – 227.

---- “The Eritrean Autonomy 1952 – 1962 , Its Failure and Contribution to Further Escalation” in Y. Dinstein (ed.), Models of Autonomy,New York, 1981. pp. 171 – 182.

 

---- “The Ethiopian Army and the revolution”, Armed Forces and Society, 1983, pp. 455 – 481.

 

---- “Sadat and the Students – Egyptian Youth and the Challenge of Openness”, in A. Ayalon (ed.), Egypt Under Sadat, Tel Aviv, 1983, pp. 51 – 91 [Hebrew]

 

---- “Yohannes, Ismail and the Ethio-Egyptian Conflict, 1875 -  1884”, in M. Genoino (ed.), Africa During the Period of Daniele Comboni,Rome 1983, pp. 285 – 293.

 

----  “Tigrein Modern Ethiopian History”, in S. Rubenson (ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Lund 1983, pp. 327 – 330.

 

----  “Tigrean Politics 1930 – 1935 and the Approaching Italo-Ethiopian war”, in G. Goldenberg (ed.) Proceedings of the Sixth  International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Rotterdam, 1986, pp. 101 – 131.

 

----  “The Establishment of CairoUniversity”, Zmanim, 1987, pp. 70 – 80. [Hebrew]

 

----  “Mussolini and the Middle East in the 1920s – The Restrained Imperialist”, in U. Dann (ed.), The Great Powers in the Middle East, 1919 – 1939, New York 1988, pp. 213 – 221.

 

----  “The Soviet Union and Ethiopia”, in D. Bark (ed.), The Red Orchestra: The Case of Africa, Stanford 1988, pp. 130 – 140.

 

----  “The Battle of Dogali – Strength and Weakness in late 19th Century Ethiopia”, in R. Pankhurst and T. Tamrat (eds.), The Centenary of Dogali, Addis Ababa 1988, pp. 113 – 123.

 

---- “Ras Alula, Ras Seyum, and Ethiopia’s Integrity” in T. Tamrat (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth Conference of Ethiopian Studies,Addis Ababa 1991, pp. 202 – 209.

 

---- “British Internal Security and Egyptian Youth” in M. Cohen and M. Kolinsky (eds.) Britain and the Middle East in the 1930s,London 1992, pp. 98 – 113.

 

----  “Ethiopiaand the Middle East– Rethinking History”, In H. Marcus (ed.) New Trends in Ethiopian Studies, Lawrenceville 1994, pp. 631 – 642.   

 

---- “Ethiopiaand Egyptin late 19th Century – Facing the West and Each Other”, in Claude Lepage, Etudes Ethiopiennes,Paris 1994, Vol. I. pp. 577 – 584.

 

----  “Ethiopia and Egypt, Ras Tafari in Cairo, 1924”, Aethiopica (Hamburg),  Vol. 1, 1998, pp. 64 –84.

 

----  “Egyptian Reactions to the AdwaVictory” in Abdussamad Ahmad and R. Pankhurst (eds.) Adwa,Addis Ababa, 1998, pp. 429 – 441

 

---- “ Egyptand Ethiopia– Linkage and Disconnection”, Jama`a, 1998, vol. 3, pp. 62 – 79. (Hebrew).

 

 ---- “The First World War and the 1919 Generation in the Middle East”, Zmanim, 1998-9, vol. 65 pp. 84 – 94 (Hebrew).

 

----“Ahmad Gragn and the Najashi – Ethiopiaand Islam”, Hamizrah Hehadash, 1999, vol. 40, pp. 52 – 61 (Hebrew).

 

-- --"Youth and Arab Politics: The Political Generation of 1935-1936”in Roel Meijer (ed.) Alienation or Integration of Arab Youth, London 2000, pp. 47 – 69.

 

----“Egypt,Ethiopia, and the “Abyssinian Crisis”, 1935 –1936”, in H. Erlich and I.

Gershoni (eds.) The Nile – Histories, Cultures, Myths, Boulder 2000, pp. 183 – 198

 

 ---- “Identity and Church: Ethiopian – Egyptian Dialogue, 1924 – 1959”, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2000, vol. 32, pp. 23 – 46.

 

----“The Arab Youth and the Challenge of Fascism”, in Stein Larsen, Fascism Overseas,ColumbiaUniversity Press, 2001, pp. 393 – 423

 

 

---- “The Egyptian Teachers of Ethiopia”, in A. Ayalon  and David Wasserstein (eds.), Madrasa: Education, Religion and State  in the Middle East – Articles in Honor of Michael Winter, Tel Aviv 2005, pp. 242 - 262  (Hebrew). [English version in Walter Raunig and Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Athiopien zwichen Orient und Okzident, Munster 2004, pp. 117 – 138]

 

---- “Camels for Mussolini – The Saudis and Ethiopia”, Zmanim, 92, 2005, pp. 96 – 105.

 

---- The Saudis and Ethiopia– Which Islam?”, S. Uhlig (ed.) Proceedings of the XV International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Hamburg 2006, pp. 233 - 241

 

 

--- - “The Copts and Ethiopia – “A Literal-Historical Lecture”, 1895”, Stefan Brune, Heinrich Scholler (eds.) Auf dem Weg zum modernen Athiopien, Studies in Honor of Professor Bairu Tafla, Munster, 2005, pp. 80 – 94.  

 

Mustafa Kabha and Haggai Erlich, "The  Ahbash and the Wahhabiyya -- Interpretations of Islam",  International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2006, pp. 519 - 538.

 

-- H. Erlich,  "Ethiopiaand the Mahdiyya - You Call Me a Chicken?" in Heran Sereke Brhan and Berhanu Abebe, (eds)., Festschrift dedicated in honor to Prof. Richard Pankhurst and Mrs. Rita Pankhurst, Journal of Ethiopian Studies, Vol. XL, Nos. 1-2, June-December 2007, pp. 219-249

 

---H. Erlich,  “The Grandchildren of Abraha – Muslims and Ethiopia”, in Bard Li (ed.),  Studies on Ethiopia, Harrassowitz verlag, 2008, pp. 123 – 128.

 

---- “The Copts and the Nile – The Ethiopian Dimension”,  Hamizrah Hehadash, 47, 2008, 47, pp. 115 – 127  (Hebrew).

 

--- “Bread, Pencil, and the Nation – Student Riots in Egypt, 1945 – 1946”, Zmanim, 109, 2010, pp. 28 – 39 (Hebrew).

 

---   “Islam, War and Peace in the Horn of Africa”,  in Terje Ostebo and Patrick Desplat, (eds.) Muslim Ethiopia: The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics and Islamic Reformism,  Palgrave, London, 2013, pp. 185 -195.   

 

Mustafa Kabha and Haggai Erlich  “African Islam and Arab Islam – A Sudanese Debate on Sudanand Ethiopia” in J. Abbink, (ed.) Islam in Ethiopia,Leiden, (forthcoming)

  

 

Miscellaneous

----Forty four articles,  and general editorial assistance for Ziegbert Uhlig (ed)., Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, Hamburg (vol. I,  2003, Vol. II 2006, Vol. III, 2008, Vol. IV, 2010).

 

----“Ethiopia” in Martin, Richard, ed., Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World,New York, Macmillan ReferenceUSA, 2003 (forthcoming).

 

----“Ethiopia”, and “Islam in the Horn of Africa”,  in J. Esposito (ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam, (New edition, forthcoming)

 

---Twenty articles on Ethiopian and Egyptian personalities, Oxford Dictionary of African Biographies, (forthcoming)  

 

----Chief Editor:  The Open University's new Series, "The Middle East in Our Times":

Volume 2: Michael Eppel, Iraq-- Monarchy, Revolution, Tyranny, 2005;

Vol. 3:       Joseph Nevo, Jordan - In Search of Identity, 2005.

Vol. 4:       Moshe Maoz, Syria – To Arabism and Back, 2010

Vol. 5:       Kais Firro, Lebanon – The Challenge of Diversity, 2013

Vol. 6        Mustafa Kabha, The Palestinians – A Dispersed People, 2009

Vol. 7:       Uzi Rabi, Saudi Arabia, An Oil Kingdom, Politics and Religion,   2006;

Vol. 8:       Anat Lapidot, TurkeyNationalism and its Contradictions. 2013

Vol. 9:       Moshe Aharonov and Meir Litvak,  Iran (forthcoming),

 

-- --Visiting Editor: "Muslims and Others - Palestineand Africa", Special issue of Zmanim, 92, October 2005

 

----“Introduction: Ethiopia  and her Jews”,  in Hagar Salamon (ed.), Jewish Communities in the East: Ethiopia,Jerusalem, 2008, pp. 9 – 24.

 

-- -- “Introduction: Egyptand her Jews”, in Nahem Ilan (ed.), Jewish Communities in the East: Egypt,Jerusalem, 2008. pp. 1 – 20.

 

Festschrift:

IsraelGershoni and Meir Hatina (eds.), Narrating the Nile: Politics, Cultures, Identities - Essays in Honor of Haggai Erlich, Lynne Rienner Publishers,Boulder, 2008.Israel Gershoni, 'Honoring Haggai Erlich" (pp. 233 - 239)

Prizes:

Winner of the 2010 Landu Prize in Humanities, African Studies. 

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