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

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

by Robert S. Smith
ISBN-10:
0299123340
ISBN-13:
9780299123345
Pub. Date:
09/15/1989
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299123345
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 09/15/1989
Edition description: 2
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Mapviii
Acknowledgementsx
Preface to Second Editionxi
List of illustrationsxii
1Peace & War1
2Peaceful Relations7
3West African Wars: their Causes & Consequences28
4Armies & Canoe Fleets42
5Arms & Armour64
6Static Warfare & Fortifications99
7Strategy, Tactics & the Battle120
8A Summing-up141
AppendixThe Battle of Musfeia, 1823146
Bibliography150
Index158

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