Battle of Adwa

Unidentified artist, Battle of Adwa, c. 1968, oil on canvas, 192.2 x 92 cm (Smithsonian National Museum of African Art)

Additional resources

Battle of Adwa teaching materials

Raymond Jonas, The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire (Harvard University Press, 2015)

Learn more about the Battle of Adwa with supplemental materials on Raymond Jonas’s website

Cite this page as: Dr. Peri Klemm and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Battle of Adwa," in Smarthistory, February 24, 2022, accessed April 24, 2024,