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African Studies / History - African

Warfare and Diplomacy in
Pre-Colonial West Africa
Second Edition
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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cover of Smith is an old engraving of a conflict in Africa

Back in Print

January 2005
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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