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Warrior Peoples of East Africa, 1840-1900 by C.J. Peers

Warrior Peoples of East Africa, 1840-1900

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Warrior Peoples of East Africa, 1840-1900 by C.J. Peers

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 adomed 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.

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

1st June 2005


C.J. Peers

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Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


48 pages


African history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
Warfare & defence



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