Modern African Conflicts: An Encyclopedia of Civil Wars, Revolutions, and Terrorism

by
Timothy J. Stapletoneditor

Timothy J. Stapleton is professor of African history at the University of Calgary and has taught at Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.

Modern African Conflicts: An Encyclopedia of Civil Wars, Revolutions, and Terrorism

20220630

ABC-CLIO

Pages 432
Topics Afabet;Zimbabwe Independence War;Women and War;Warfare;Tuareg Rebellions;Soviet Military Involvement in Africa;Post-Colonialism;Nigerian Civil War;Mozambique Civil War;Military History;Libyan Civil War;Kagera War;Eritrean People's Liberation Front;Darfur Genocide;Cuito Cuanavale;Colonialism;Civil War;Burundi

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Modern African Conflicts: An Encyclopedia of Civil Wars, Revolutions, and Terrorism

Author(s): Timothy J. Stapleton
Contributors: Stapleton, Timothy;
Abstract:

An essential resource for students or general readers interested in post-colonial Africa, this encyclopedia provides coverage of different regions, countries, wars, battles, factions, leaders, and foreign powers.

Armed conflict represents a substantial part of African history since around 1960, yet this history is either insufficiently taught or overshadowed by negative stereotypes about African "tribal warfare."

In an effort to introduce this vital topic to students and general readers alike, this one-volume encyclopedia provides concise historical information on conflicts that occurred in postcolonial Africa. The entries cover all the regions of Africa (North, West, Central, East, and Southern); the Cold War and post–Cold War periods; a range of important leaders; various types of conflicts from civil wars and insurgencies to conventional military engagements; involvement of foreign powers; and such themes as airpower, women and war, and genocide.

  • Includes more than 150 entries on various individuals, events, movements, and organizations</li>

  • Presents further reading sources at the end of each entry in order to further aid readers in their study of the topic</li>

  • Offers a chronology of the events discussed throughout the encyclopedia</li>

  • Features contributions from key scholars in the fields of African history and military studies</li>

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Editor(s): Stapleton, Timothy;
SortTitle: modern african conflicts: an encyclopedia of civil wars, revolutions, and terrorism
Keyword(s): Afabet; Zimbabwe Independence War; Women and War; Warfare; Tuareg Rebellions; Soviet Military Involvement in Africa; Post-Colonialism; Nigerian Civil War; Mozambique Civil War; Military History; Libyan Civil War; Kagera War; Eritrean People's Liberation Front; Darfur Genocide; Cuito Cuanavale; Colonialism; Civil War; Burundi
Author Info:
Timothy J. Stapletoneditor

Timothy J. Stapleton is professor of African history at the University of Calgary and has taught at Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.

eISBN-13: 9781440869709
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440869693
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 432
Publication Date: 20220630