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.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780968438
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 41 b/w; 8 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 411
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

CJ Peers

Illustrator

Raffaele Ruggeri

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he stil…

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