Title: Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, ...
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
The askari, African soldiers recruited in the 1890s to fill the ranks of the German East African colonial army, occupy a unique space at the intersection of East African history, German colonial history, and military history. This book recovers and reconsiders the origin and role of these men, and of colonial soldiers more generally. Series: New African Histories. Num Pages: 304 pages, black & white illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1HFG; HBJH; HBLL; HBLW; HBTQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 152 x 231 x 26. Weight in Grams: 530. . 2014. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780821420898
Críticas: "[A] fascinating and scholarly study of African soldiers in the German Schutztruppe, and their role in establishing German colonial rule in eastern Africa....What is distinctive about this study is the way Moyd includes the pre-colonial history and situation of these soldiers. She argues that pre-existing warfare, enslavement practices and spreading violence before colonial rule must be factored into recruitment and warfare. Also, she shows how African soldiers went through a number of stages in their military training which had an important social dimension and reach. Their power and role as the new 'big men, ' in turn went on to shape newly emerging colonial African societies." --"Africa at LSE" blog
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