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By John Lamphear

This number of essays on pre-colonial sub-Saharan African army historical past is drawn from a couple of educational journals and contains a few that are thought of milestones in African historiographical discourse, in addition to others which, whereas lesser recognized, offer extraordinary perception into the original nature of African army heritage. choices have been made with a purpose to produce an advent to the understudied box of pre-colonial African army background that might be necessary to experts and non-specialists alike. the amount additionally comprises an advent which offers one of many first major stories of pre-colonial African army historiography ever attempted.

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