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German Colonial Wars and the Context of Military Violence

Susanne Kuss

Translated by Andrew Smith

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674970632

Publication Date: 03/27/2017


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 maps, 1 graph, 5 tables


  • Introduction
  • I. Three Wars
    • 1. The Boxer War
    • 2. The Herero and Nama War
    • 3. The Maji Maji War
  • II. The Colonial Theater of War
    • 4. The Motivation of White and Native Colonial Soldiers
    • 5. Training and Weaponry
    • 6. Ideology and Passage to War
    • 7. Environment and Enemy
    • 8. Diseases and Injuries
    • 9. Reaction from the Foreign Powers
    • 10. Parliament and the Military Press
  • III. Evaluation and Memory
    • 11. The Military
    • 12. Veterans’ Associations
    • 13. Legacy
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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