Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840–1900

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Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840–1900

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Less well known than the Zulu of South Africa, the warriors of East Africa had just as fearsome a reputation. This fascinating study, illustrated with rare early drawings and meticulous colour plates, covers six of most prominent tribes. The prowess of the lion-hunting Masai deterred all foreign penetration for most of the 19th century; the Ngoni, driven north by the Zulu, revolutionized warfare in the region; the HeHe put up fierce resistance to German colonisers; the Ruga-Ruga produced two formidable warlords and adorned themselves with bloody trophies; the Nandi showed reckless bravery even against machine guns; and the Turkana dominated one of the most pitiless wildernesses in all of Africa.

Table of Contents

Introduction - the peoples of East Africa - British and German colonial expansion · Chronology · The Masai - The Ngoni - The HeHe - The Ruga-Ruga - The Nandi · The Turkana

Product details

Published 12 Jun 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841767789
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 41 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 411
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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CJ Peers


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