The Resource Africa's armies : from honor to infamy : a history from 1791 to the present, Robert B. Edgerton

Africa's armies : from honor to infamy : a history from 1791 to the present, Robert B. Edgerton

Label
Africa's armies : from honor to infamy : a history from 1791 to the present
Title
Africa's armies
Title remainder
from honor to infamy : a history from 1791 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Edgerton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 fight for the European homelands as well. After independence swept through Africa, African military seized political power in country after country, ruling dictatorially for their own benefit and for that of their kinsmen and cronies. The author describes the post-colonial civil wars that have devastated much of sub-Saharan Africa - catastrophes marked by genocide, famine, disease, economic collapse, and steadily declining life expectancy. He ends by describing the role that Africa's military forces can and must play if the future is to bring better times to the continent's many peoples and states."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edgerton, Robert B.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT21.5
LC item number
.E34 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Afrika
  • Afrique subsaharienne
  • Afrique subsaharienne
  • Afrique subsaharienne
  • Afrique subsaharienne
  • Militär
Label
Africa's armies : from honor to infamy : a history from 1791 to the present, Robert B. Edgerton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780813339474
Lccn
2002012446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50448073
  • (OCoLC)ocm50448073
Label
Africa's armies : from honor to infamy : a history from 1791 to the present, Robert B. Edgerton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780813339474
Lccn
2002012446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50448073
  • (OCoLC)ocm50448073

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