Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840–1900 (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840–1900 (Men-at-Arms) By Chris Peers, Raffaele Ruggeri (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Peers, Raffaele Ruggeri (Illustrator)


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.

About the Author

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he still works and lives. After studying at the Fine Arts Academy, he worked in several areas of graphics and design before deciding to devote himself to illustration. He has long been interested in military history and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including MAA 547, Roman Army Units in the Eastern Provinces (2) and CBT 55, Roman Legionary vs Gallic Warrior.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781841767789
ISBN-10: 1841767786
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: June 12th, 2005
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms