Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840-1900 by Cj PeersWarrior Peoples of East Africa 1840-1900 by Cj Peers

Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840-1900

byCj PeersIllustratorRaffaele Ruggeri

Paperback | June 12, 2005

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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.
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.
Title:Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840-1900Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.66 × 7.29 × 0.08 inPublished:June 12, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841767786

ISBN - 13:9781841767789

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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