African arms and armour
Using eyewitness accounts of travelers and missionaries to Africa, the oral history of Africans, and the visual evidence of the weapons themselves, Spring builds a comprehensive cultural and ethnographic survey of traditional arms and armor from several centuries ago to the present.
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