The University of Wisconsin Press
African Studies / History - African
Warfare and Diplomacy in
Pre-Colonial West Africa
Robert S. Smith
This new edition of the well-known innovative study of the relations of the peoples of West Africa in the pre-colonial period covers a period of four or five hundred years, up to the last decades of the nineteenth century. Smith addresses outside influences but focuses primarily on what happened between African states before the partition and the establishment of colonies.
Robert S. Smith was senior lecturer and professor of history at Lagos, Ife and Ibadan universities, in Nigeria.
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Back in Print
LC: 89-016510 DT
176 pp. 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
23 illus., 1 map
ISBN 978-0-299-12334-5 Paper $16.95 s
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