Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800
By (author) John K. Thornton
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Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800 by John K. Thornton
Book DescriptionWarfare 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857283938
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John K. Thornton
Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250-1820, Paperback (September 2012)
An overview of the history of the Atlantic Basin before 1830, describing interactions between the inhabitants of Africa, Europe and North and South America.
Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660, Hardback (September 2007)
This book establishes Central Africa as the origin of most Africans brought to English and Dutch American colonies before 1660.
Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800, Paperback (April 1998)» View all books by John K. Thornton
This book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the fifteenth century through the eighteenth century.
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Author Biography - John K. Thornton
John K. Thornton is Professor of History at Millersville University, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Cambridge, 1998).
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