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Maji Maji : lifting the fog of war /
edited by James Giblin and Jamie Monson.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
description
xii, 325 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9789004183421 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
isbn
9789004183421 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Section 1: Contexts of communication -- War of words : the narrative efficacy of medicine in the Maji Maji War / Jamie Monson -- The Ngindo : exploring the center of the Maji Maji Rebellion / Lorne Larson -- Section 2: Straddling boundaries -- The war of the hunters : Maji Maji and the decline of the ivory trade / Thaddeus Sunseri -- "All people were barbarians to the Askari..." : Askari identity and honor in the Maji Maji War, 1905-1907 / Michelle Moyd -- Section 3: At the apex of violence : Maji Maji in Songea -- "Deadly silence predominates in this district" : the Maji Maji War and its aftermath in Ungoni / Heike Schmidt -- Reexamining the Maji Maji War in Ungoni with a blend of archaeology and oral history / Bertram B.B. Mapunda -- Section 4: Remembering the complexity of Maji Maji in Njombe -- Were the Bena traitors? : Maji Maji in Njombe and the context of local alliances made by the Germans / Seth I. Nyagava -- Taking oral sources beyond the documentary record of Maji Maji : the example of the "War of Korosani" at Yakobi, Njombe / James Giblin -- Section 5: The aftermath : memory and underdevelopment -- Sudden disaster and slow change : Maji Maji and the long-term history of southeast Tanzania / Felicitas Becker.
catalogue key
7319041
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
James Giblin is Professor of African History at the University of Iowa. He is author of two books on Tanzanian history, The Politics of Environmental Control in Northeastern Tanzania (1992) and A History of the Excluded (2005). Jamie Monson is Professor of African History at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has published extensively on Tanzanian history and on the history of Chinese development assistance to Africa. She is the author of Africa's Freedom Railway: How a Chinese Development Project Changed Lives and Livelihoods in Tanzania (Indiana University Press, 2009).
Reviews
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'This impressive collection of essays attempts to supplement and broader the historical data on this importantevent, extending the period of the study of the war to as early as 1902 and as late as 1910, and broadeningthe area of conflict far beyond the area earlier studied, most notably far to the west of its purported centre of origins. The new and richly detailed information its contributors provide alters our earlier understanding of the war,not only in terms of new material, but important in terms of showing how much more complex and varied are thequestions still to be asked about this conflict. Even our understanding of the name of the war is changed.' T.O. Beidelman in Anthropos 106 (2011)
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Summaries
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The Maji Maji war of 1905-07 in Tanzania was the largest African rebellion against European colonialism. This volume offers an account of the war. Using oral accounts and documentary evidence, contributors offer detailed histories of districts and localities as well as groups whose roles in war have been neglected.
Description for Reader
Scholars and other readers interested in African history (especially East Africa and Tanzania), in anti-colonial movements, in African healing and medicine, in African oral history and in the comparative history of war.
Main Description
The Maji Maji war of 1905-07 in Tanzania was the largest African rebellion against European colonialism. This volume offers the fullest account of the war in the English language. Using oral accounts and little-used documentary evidence, contributors offer detailed histories of districts and localities as well as groups, such as African soldiers in the German army, elephant hunters and women, whose roles in war have been neglected. The contributors examine varieties of communication during wartime, including the circulation of rumor between Africans and Germans. They also offer new insight into the most famous aspect of the war the use of medicine which was believed to provide invulnerability. The contributors are historians and an archaeologist recognized as authorities on Tanzanian history.
Main Description
The Maji Maji war of 1905-07 in Tanzania was the largest African rebellion against European colonialism. This volume offers the fullest account of the war in the English language. Using oral accounts and little-used documentary evidence, contributors offer detailed histories of districts and localities as well as groups, such as African soldiers in the German army, elephant hunters and women, whose roles in war have been neglected. The contributors examine varieties of communication during wartime, including the circulation of rumor between Africans and Germans. They also offer new insight into the most famous aspect of the war - the use of medicine which was believed to provide invulnerability. The contributors are historians and an archaeologist recognized as authorities on Tanzanian history. Book jacket.
Main Description
This volume reexamines the Maji Maji war of 1905-07 in Tanzania, the largest African rebellion against European colonialism. Contributors provide histories of previously neglected localities and groups, and new insight into the use of protective medicines
Table of Contents
Maps, Plates, Figures and Tablesp. vii
Editors' Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Contexts of Communication
War of Words: The Narrative Efficacy of Medicine in the Maji Maji Warp. 33
The Ngindo: Exploring the Center of the Maji Maji Rebellionp. 71
Straddling Boundaries
The War of the Hunters: Maji Maji and the Decline of the Ivory Tradep. 117
"All People were Barbarians to the Askari…": Askari Identity and Honor in the Maji Maji War, 1905-1907p. 149
At the Apex of Violence: Maji Maji in Songea
"Deadly Silence Predominates in this District" The Maji Maji War and Its Aftermath in Ungonip. 183
Reexamining the Maji Maji War in Ungoni With a Blend of Archaeology and Oral Historyp. 221
Remembering the Complexity of Maji Maji in Njombe
Were the Bena Traitors?: Maji Maji in Njombe and the Context of Local Alliances Made by the Germansp. 241
Taking Oral Sources Beyond the Documentary Record of Maji Maji: The Example of the "War of Korosani" at Yakobi, Njombep. 259
The Aftermath: Memory and Underdevelopment
Sudden Disaster and Slow Change: Maji Maji and the Long-Term History of Southeast Tanzaniap. 295
Indexp. 323
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