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.
|Publisher:||University of Wisconsin Press|
|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
|Preface to Second Edition||xi|
|List of illustrations||xii|
|1||Peace & War||1|
|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|
|Appendix||The Battle of Musfeia, 1823||146|