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date: 19 August 2019

Warfare—Africa 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Melvin E. PageMelvin E. PAGE

Distinctive shifts in African modes, causes, and experiences of warfare can be traced to European colonialism and the rise of the transatlantic slave trade. Traditional African warfare was transformed by fighting against colonialism, and in fighting as European agents on behalf of colonialism. But contrary to popular myth, warfare is no more intrinsic to Africa and Africans than any other places or peoples. ...

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