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Violent intermediaries : African soldiers, conquest, and everyday colonialism in German East Africa

Author: Michelle R Moyd
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2014.
Series: New African histories series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Violent Intermediaries recovers and reconsiders the origin and role of these men, and of colonial soldiers more generally. Lauded by Germans for their loyalty during the East Africa campaign of
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle R Moyd
ISBN: 9780821420898 0821420895 9780821444870 0821444875
OCLC Number: 861676382
Description: xxi, 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Becoming Askari : narratives of early Schutztruppe recruitment in context --
Making Askari ways of war : military training and socialization --
The Askari way of war --
Station life --
Askari as agents of everyday colonialism --
Conclusion: making Askari myths.
Series Title: New African histories series.
Responsibility: Michelle R. Moyd.
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