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A Military History of Africa achieves a daunting task: it synthesizes decades of specialized academic research and literature-including the most recent material-to offer an accessible survey of Africa's military history, from the earliest times to the present day. The first volume examines the precolonial period beginning with warfare in ancient North Africa including ancient Egypt and Carthage and continues through the cavalry-based Muslim empires of the trans-Sahara trade and the wars of the slave trade in West and East Africa. Volume two focuses on the wars of European colonial conquest and African resistance during the late 19th century, African participation in both world wars, and the early violent struggles for independence from the 1950s and early 1960s. The third volume explores warfare in postcolonial Africa, including coverage of the impact of the global Cold War, conflicts in Southern Africa from the 1960s to 1980s, the development of postcolonial African armed forces, and civil wars sparked by the discovery of precious resources, such as diamonds in Sierra Leone. Readers of this three-volume work will understand how warfare and military structures have been consistently central to the development of African societies.
|Utgitt||2013||Forfatter||Timothy J. Stapleton|
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
|Antall sider||977||Dimensjoner||15,6cm x 23,5cm x 2,3cm|
|Vekt||612 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||African history, Military history, Warfare & defence|