Warfare and Diplomacy in Pre-Colonial West Africa / Edition 2

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Overview

This new edition of the well-known innovative study of the relations of the peoples of West Africa in the precolonial period covers a period of some four or five hundred years, up to the last decades of the nineteenth century.  Smith takes account of outside influences but focuses primarily on what happened between African states before the partition of the area and the establishment of colonies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299123345
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/1989
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert S. Smith was senior lecturer and professor of history at Lagos, Ife and Ibadan universities, in Nigeria.

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Table of Contents

Map viii
Acknowledgements x
Preface to Second Edition xi
List of illustrations xii
1 Peace & War 1
2 Peaceful Relations 7
3 West African Wars: their Causes & Consequences 28
4 Armies & Canoe Fleets 42
5 Arms & Armour 64
6 Static Warfare & Fortifications 99
7 Strategy, Tactics & the Battle 120
8 A Summing-up 141
Appendix The Battle of Musfeia, 1823 146
Bibliography 150
Index 158
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