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The African Knights - The Armies of Sokoto, Bornu and Bagirmi in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback) Loot Price: R352
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The African Knights - The Armies of Sokoto, Bornu and Bagirmi in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback): Conrad Cairns

The African Knights - The Armies of Sokoto, Bornu and Bagirmi in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)

Conrad Cairns

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the 19th century the eastern Savannah (now divided between the countries of Nigeria, Niger, Mali, and Cameroon) was one of the most neglected parts of the African continent, and yet at the same time one of the most culturally sophisticated. During this period warfare among the peoples of the eastern Savannah, and in particular the three most significant native states - the Sokoto Caliphate, the ancient kingdom of Bornu, and the somewhat less ancient state of Bagirmi - was largely dominated by cavalry, and a significant proportion of these mounted troops were armoured.
This groundbreaking book covers the period that began with the Sokoto jihad in 1804 and ended with the extinction of the Savannah states by the European colonial powers at the turn of the 20th century. In addition to providing a brief outline history of the three states, it examines in detail the arms, equipment and methods of warfare used by their armoured 'knights' and infantry, and includes in addition sections on their horses, artillery, flags, fortifications, and clothing. It is illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and engravings.

General

Imprint: Foundry Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2006
First published: November 2006
Authors: Conrad Cairns
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-901543-08-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 1-901543-08-0
Barcode: 9781901543087

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