Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840–1900

Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840–1900

Men-at-Arms 411
  • Author: CJ Peers
  • Illustrator: Raffaele Ruggeri
  • Short code: MAA 411
  • Publication Date: 12 Jun 2005
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

Chris Peers was born in 1956. He studied History at Cambridge University, and since then has pursued a lifelong interest in military history and African explorationn. He is married with one daughter, and lives and works in Birmingham.Raffaele Ruggeri lives and works in Bologna, Italy, and has illustrated a number of Osprey titles. Most reflect his particular interests in the military history of Africa, and off the Ottoman Empire.

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

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