Warfare & Diplomacy in Pre-colonial West Africa
University of Wisconsin Press, 1989 - 164 pages
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.
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