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Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 : Warfare and History - John K. Thornton

Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800

Warfare and History

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Published: 5th June 2000
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Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 investigates the impact of warfare on the history of Africa in the period of the slave trade and the founding of empires.
It includes the discussion of:
: * the relationship between war and the slave trade
* the role of Europeans in promoting African wars and supplying African armies
* the influence of climatic and ecological factors on warfare patterns and dynamics
* the impact of social organization and military technology, including the gunpowder revolution
* case studies of warfare in Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Benin and West Central Africa

Mapsp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: African War and World Historyp. 1
Cavalries of the Savannahp. 19
War in the Rivers: Senegambia and Sierra Leonep. 41
War in the Forest: The Gold Coastp. 55
Horses, Boats and Infantry: The Gap of Beninp. 75
War on the Savannah: West Central Africap. 99
War, Slavery and Revolt: African Slaves and Soldiers in the Atlantic Worldp. 127
Conclusionp. 149
Notesp. 153
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9781857283938
ISBN-10: 1857283937
Series: Warfare and History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 5th June 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1