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Warrior #14: Zulu, 1816-1906

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Zulu military organisation was extremely sophisticated. Warriors were organised into regiments with some form of basic uniform and shields were state-manufactured and owned. Yet, in spite of this sophistication, much of the Zulu's military outlook was extremely primitive: firearms were ill understood, and between 1816 and 1906 the Zulus maintained their primary reliance on hand-to-hand fighting. In this book Ian Knight investigates Zulu weaponry in detail, and also their society, beliefs and rituals, particularly with regard to ceremonies conducted before and after battles. Tactics, costume and customs are carefully examined, as are various battles, such as the war between the Zulus and Boers (1838) and the Anglo-Zulu War (1879), which brought about the end of the Zulu kingdom, making this a thorough account of the Zulu warrior.

About the Author

Ian Knight was born in 1956. He was a freelance writer on military history for ten years before studying Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Kent. He has written widely on Zulu history and travelled extensively in Zululand. Ian was the editor of the Victorian Military Society journal for many years, and has written several books for Osprey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855324749
Author:
McBride, Angus
Author:
McBride, Angus
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Military science and service
Subject:
Africa - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Warrior
Series Volume:
014
Publication Date:
19951109
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.78x7.27x.25 in. .52 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » Men At Arms Series
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