Hinterland Warriors: European Empires and Exotic Uniforms

TitleHinterland Warriors: European Empires and Exotic Uniforms
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsAbler, Thomas
Number of Pages200
CityOxford: New York

Throughout time, imperial officers and auxiliaries adopted the dress of the hinterland troops under their command, and even metropolitan units in the imperial armies appropriated items of local dress while engaged in wars on the borders of the empire. These innovations frequently became institutionalized, and in many cases were distorted and stylized, resulting in a caricature of the dress of the hinterland troops which originally provided the model. This engrossing book charts how the perceptions of these marginalized peoples influenced and ultimately transformed the history of military dress. [Author]

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