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Africa's armies : from honor to infamy : a history from 1791 to the present

Author: Robert B Edgerton
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2002.
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"In this chronicle of Africa's military history, Robert Edgerton starts in pre-colonial times, when armed forces or militias were essential to the maintenance and prosperity of their societies. Then, during the colonial era, African soldiers fought with death-defying courage, earning such respect as warriors that they were often recruited into the colonial armies to not only enforce colonial rule in Africa, but to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edgerton, Robert B., 1931-
Africa's armies.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606538715
Online version:
Edgerton, Robert B., 1931-
Africa's armies.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606924874
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Edgerton
ISBN: 0813339472 9780813339474 0813342775 9780813342771
OCLC Number: 50448073
Description: viii, 328 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Traditional Africa before the colonial era --
African resistance to colonial conquest --
Armed rebellions against colonial power --
Civil wars --
Military coups and government corruption --
Rwanda, Burundi, and genocide --
Africa today and tomorrow.
Responsibility: Robert B. Edgerton.
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The history of Africa's armies, from the heroic units of the pre-colonial and colonial eras to the corrupt and inglorious forces of the years following independence  Read more...

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"This is a deeply disturbing book, precisely because of its author's broad knowledge of, and deep sympathy for, sub-Saharan Africa."

 
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