Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 (Warfare and History)

Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 (Warfare and History) by John K. Thornton 1857283937 9781857283938
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Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800investigates 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.

Author: John K. Thornton

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 212

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2000-06-05

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