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effects of early firearms on some African societies from the fifteenth century to 1900

Walter Alan Richards

effects of early firearms on some African societies from the fifteenth century to 1900

by Walter Alan Richards

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Birmingham, Centre of West African Studies, 1986.

Statementby Alan Richards.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13869625M

A good representation of fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century German and northern European woodcuts and engravings was also added to the collections. Early Twentieth-Century Acquisitions In , the Library acquired many important German works, including some of the great national bibliographies, such as the forty-four-volume Allgemeine.   The wars of the fourteenth and especially fifteenth century saw not only an increasing use of trained, professional armies, but also the employment of gunpowder weapons, invented in Song China and first seen in Europe in the early s. At first, firearms were limited to heavy, cumbersome artillery pieces that were deployed from fixed points.

History of Europe - History of Europe - The emergence of modern Europe, – The 16th century was a period of vigorous economic expansion. This expansion in turn played a major role in the many other transformations—social, political, and cultural—of the early modern age. By the population in most areas of Europe was increasing after two centuries of decline or stagnation. The abundance of European goods gave rise to new artistic objects. For example, iron awls made the creation of shell beads among the native people of the Eastern Woodlands much easier, and the result was an astonishing increase in the production of wampum, shell beads used in ceremonies and as jewelry and peoples had always placed goods in the graves of their departed, and this.

Compare and contrast the influence and consequence of European Imperialism on Africa and China during the 19th century. Imperialism is when one country dominates the cultural, economic, and political life of a nation weaker than itself. In the 19th century, Europe was the nation that was dominating both China and Africa. He wears a typical 16th century European costume, with steel helmet and sword, and he carries a flintlock gun. Guns were new to the people of West Africa when the Portuguese arrived. So, Africans traded them from Europeans and learned to make them for themselves, to help them in their wars against peoples who still only had hand weapons or bows.


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Effects of early firearms on some African societies from the fifteenth century to 1900 by Walter Alan Richards Download PDF EPUB FB2

European Firearms. Thanks in part to the Silk Road and adventurous traders like Marco Polo, by the 13th century ancestors of the modern firearm had.

Southern Africa - Southern Africa - European and African interaction from the 15th through the 18th century: The first Europeans to enter Southern Africa were the Portuguese, who from the 15th century edged their way around the African coast in the hope of outflanking Islam, finding a sea route to the riches of India, and discovering additional sources of food.

12 Books for gun collectors virtually ignore trade guns of any sort, and completely ignore African trade guns; some are primarily concerned with firearms as works of art.

The cheapest introduction is probably Wilkinson, F., Guns (Hamlyn all-colour paperbacks), London,and for library use there is Peterson, H. (Editor Cited by: This is an extensive list of antique guns made before the year and including the first functioning firearms ever invented.

The list is not comprehensive; create an entry for listings having none; multiple names are acceptable as cross-references, so that redirecting hyperlinks can be established for them. Unlike most other African countries, South Africa has a large number of small arms in legal circulation, with over 4 mn guns registered to private, primarily white, owners at the end of   19th century matchlock musket (Photo Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art) It wasn't until the matchlock gun arrived in the s that guns began to evolve.

This particular firearm was the first gun that used mechanics to release a bullet. Finding early examples of these guns. A trade pattern between Europe, the Americas, and Africa that began around the mid-fifteenth century.

Effects of the Trans-Atlantic slave Trade Cultural diffusion, African families were torn apart, slaves died on their way to the Americas, societies were torn apart, slavery began in the Americas, and merchants became very wealthy.

the Americas at the end of the fifteenth century, they conquered the indigenous empires its effect on African societies was more ambiguous. For urban merchants whose wealth and power were increased by trade, Although the revolutions that took place in the late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Atlantic world shared the ideals of.

The Economic, Political, and Social Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa Article (PDF Available) in The European Legacy 11(6) October w Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Babacar M'baye.

Start studying exam 1 over chapters Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Search. to consolidate power in the second half of the fifteenth century, european monarchs. all of these answers are correct the slaves in west african societies.

In West Africa, three distinct patterns of political development were taking shape among agricultural village societies, with the Yoruba people creating city-states; the kingdom of Benin taking shape as a small, highly centralized territorial state; and the Igbo peoples relying on other institutions—title societies, women's associations, hereditary ritual experts serving as mediators, a.

Firearms appeared in the Middle East between the late 13th century and early 14th century. Ahmad Y. al-Hassan claims that the Battle of Ain Jalut in saw the Mamluks use against the Mongols "the first cannon in history" with gunpowder formula which are almost identical with the ideal composition for explosive gunpowder.

However, Iqtidar Alam Khan argues that it was invading Mongols who. By the fifteenth century, most West Africans practiced one of a variety of polytheistic religions that often invoked the spirits of Ancestors Prior to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which social group formed the majority of West Africa's Muslim population.

Hakim is the author of West Africans in Britain Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism (Lawrence and Wishart, ) and (with M. Sherwood) The Manchester Pan-African. The beginning of the Atlantic slave trade uprooted previously established societal norms in West Africa.

If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website. If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains. These interactions were to have a profound effect on African coastal settlements and African institutions came under considerable European influence very early on.

West Africa had a long history of connection to trans-Saharan gold trade, and from the 15th century was drawn into trade with Europe, in gold and increasingly in slaves.

African states shared certain characteristics with larger Eurasian empires. Changes in African and global trading patterns strengthened some West and Central African states — especially on the coast; this led to the rise of new states and contributed to the decline of states on both the coast and in.

The Crusader states were able to cling to survival only through frequent delivery of supplies and manpower from Europe. [They] were defended primarily by three semi-monastic military orders: the Templars, the Hospitallers, and the Teutonic Knights. In some cases the indigenous population not only resisted but increased in size and their labour remained the backbone of the economy, as was the case in South Africa.

However, when the United States of America broke away from Britain, the indigenous population was virtually wiped out and slave labour had to be imported to do the work. West Africa's largest single state during the 19th century, the Sokoto Caliphate of northern Nigeria moved into the 20th century with its military system intact- the traditional mix of infantry and cavalry.

New powers and technologies however were appearing on the scene. Some cavalry-strong states like the Tukolor, made sporadic attempts to incorporate weapons like artillery but integration. Early modern warfare is associated with the start of the widespread use of gunpowder and the development of suitable weapons to use the explosive, including artillery and firearms; for this reason the era is also referred to as the age of gunpowder warfare (a concept introduced by Michael Roberts in the s).

This entire period is contained within the Age of Sail, which characteristic.Historically, many societies have used cowries as money, and even as recently as the middle of this century, cowries have been used in some parts of Africa.

The cowrie is the most widely and.It was ruled by the dynasty or royal family of Sonni from the thirteenth century to the late fifteenth century. The capital was at Gao, a city surrounded by a wall.

It was a great cosmopolitan market place where kola nuts, gold, ivory, slaves, spices, palm oil and precious woods were traded in exchange for salt, cloth, arms, horses and copper.