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Soldiers and settlers in Africa, 1850-1918

Author: Stephen M Miller
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: History of warfare, v. 56.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this volume concentrate on the imperial conflict. Until recently, most historians of empire have concerned themselves with economic issues. More recently, scholarship has turned to social and cultural aspects of Empire. The role of the military, however, continues to be largely ignored. Historians have traditionally viewed the military as an arm of the civil power, an institution which did not create  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Soldiers and settlers in Africa, 1850-1918.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
(OCoLC)945918360
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen M Miller
ISBN: 9789004177512 9004177515
OCLC Number: 401163487
Description: xiii, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Valuable. gallant and faithful assistants" : the Fingo (or Mfengu) as colonial military allies during the Cape-Xhosa wars, 1835-1881 / Tim Stapleton --
African levies in Natal and Zululand, 1838-1906 / John Laband & Paul Thompson --
From mercenaries to military settlers : the British German Legion, 1854-1861 / John Laband --
Blacks who backed the Boers : republican commando auxiliaries in the Anglo-Boer or South African War, 1899-1902 / Bill Nasson --
British military perspectives on Africa in the late nineteenth century / Edward M. Spiers --
War secertaries and their commanders-in-chief : south Africa, professional rivalries, and the politics of reform / Jeffery Lee Meriwether --
Confronted with thte facts : why the Boer delegates at Vereeniging accepted a humiliating peace to end the South African War, 31 May 1902 / Fransjohan Pretorius --
Manipulating the modern curse of armies : Wolseley, the press, and the Ashanti War, 1873-1874 / Ian F.W. Beckett --
Sir Redver Buller and the south African light house / James Thomas --
Rual struggles and the politics of a colonial command : the southern Mounted Rifles of the Transvaal Volunteers, 1905-1912 / Ian van der Waag --
New light on the east African theater of the Great War : a review essay of English-language sources / Bruce Vandervort.
Series Title: History of warfare, v. 56.
Responsibility: edited by by Stephen M. Miller.

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