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Author Moyd, Michelle R., 1968-
Title Violent intermediaries : African soldiers, conquest, and everyday colonialism in German East Africa / Michelle R. Moyd.
Imprint Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2014.

Author Moyd, Michelle R., 1968-
Series New African histories
New African histories series.
Subject Mercenary troops -- German East Africa.
German East Africa -- History, Military.
German East Africa -- History.
German East Africa -- Colonization.
Germany -- Colonies -- Africa, East.
Add Title African soldiers, conquest, and everyday colonialism in German East Africa
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 328 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-[322]) and index.
Summary 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. Lauded by Germans for their loyalty during the East Africa campaign of World War I, but reviled by Tanzanians for the violence they committed during the making of the colonial state between 1890 and 1918, the askari have been poorly understood as historical agents. Violent Intermediaries situates them in their everyday household, community, mil.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780821444870 (electronic bk.)
0821444875 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 884016968
Additional Format Print version: Moyd, Michelle R. Violent Intermediaries. Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2014 9780821444870

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