From Honor to Infamy
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Africa's Armies by Robert B. Edgerton
Book DescriptionAfrica's Armies traces the military history of sub-Saharan Africa from the pre-colonial era to the present. Robert Edgerton begins this sweeping chronicle by describing the role of African armies in pre-colonial times, when armed forces or militias were essential to the maintenance and prosperity of their societies. 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 not simply to enforce colonial rule in Africa, but to fight for the European homelands as well. After independence swept through Africa, African military men 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 closes 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813342771
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert B. Edgerton
Companion to Psychological Anthropology, Paperback (September 2007)
This Companion provides the first definitive overview of psycho-cultural anthropology: a subject that focuses on cultural, psychological, and social interrelations across cultures.
Hidden Heroism, Paperback (October 2002)
An accessible and well-informed tour through a little-known, important aspect of race in American history
Death or Glory, Paperback (April 2000)
A social history of one of the most tragically botched military campaigns in modern European history--and the most immediate precedent to the American Civil War.
Warriors of the Rising Sun, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Robert B. Edgerton
Traces the Japanese military's evolution from chivalrous soldiers to a brutal killers.
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Author Biography - Robert B. Edgerton
Robert B. Edgerton is the author of more than twenty other books on a variety of sociological, anthropological, and historical topics, most recently Hidden Heroism (Westview 2001). He also teaches anthropology at the UCLA School of Medicine.
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