Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800

1st Edition

John K. Thornton

Routledge
Published August 26, 1999
Reference - 212 Pages
ISBN 9781857283938 - CAT# RU39180
Series: Warfare and History

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Summary

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

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