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Title:Recruiting 'askaris' (1885-1896): military requirements and jurisdiction in Italian official documents and personal memoirs
Author:Volterra, Alessandro
Year:2014
Periodical:Journal of Eritrean Studies (Asmara)
Volume:6
Issue:2
Pages:77-96
Language:English
Geographic terms:Eritrea
Italy
Subjects:military recruitment
black soldiers
colonial period
Abstract:This article pieces together the first steps of the native Eritrean units within the Italian colonial army. Based on Italian sources including legal records and ministerial orders a picture is drawn of how the first 'askari' battalions were formed. The paper covers aspects of military service such as methods of recruitment, composition of army departments, troop discipline, and punishment. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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