A detailed and thorough chronological overview of the history of warfare and military structures in Africa, covering ancient times to the present day.
* Provides a complete introduction of Africa's military history that is accessible to general readers without specialized knowledge
* Supplies illuminating accounts of Africa's most important military leaders, from Hannibal of ancient Carthage to Queen Nzinga of 17th-century Angola to Paul Kagame of contemporary Rwanda
* Portrays Africa within the context of a global perspective that portrays the continent's existence as an intrinsic part of a wider world, not as an isolated "dark continent"
* Includes a comprehensive reading list at the end of each of the three volumes for conducting additional research
Timothy J. Stapleton is professor of history at Trent University in Ontario, Canada. Previously he taught at Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare in South Africa and was a research associate at the University of Zimbabwe and the University of Botswana.