Roots of violence : a history of war in Chad /
Mario J. Azevedo.
Australia : Gordon and Breach, c1998.
xii, 202 p. ; 24 cm.
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Australia : Gordon and Breach, c1998.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-191) and index.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
The books in this series on 'War and Society' foster studies of organised violence and its consequences in all forms of society, past and present, and by so doing it is hoped that better tools will be wrought to provide a more peaceful world.
Main Description
Examining conflict and warfare in Chad from both historic and contemporary perspectives, Mario Azevedo explores not only how violence has permeated and become almost an intrinsic part of the fabric of the central-eastern Sudanic societies, but how foreign interference from centuries ago to the present-day have exacerbated rather than suppressed the violence. Although the main objective of the volume is to understand present Chad, it provides comprehensive and analytical discussion of Chad's violent past. This strategy goes beyond putting the blame on the unwise and ethnic policies at Francois Tombalbaye or Felix Malloum; instead, Roots of Violence clarifies the role of violence in both pre- and post-colonial Chad and, thus, demythologizes many of the assumptions held by scholars and non-scholars alike.
Table of Contents
Understanding Chad
Chad's Major Ethnic Groups
Chad's Centralized Societies and the Use of Organized Violence
Kanem-Bornu, Wadai, and Baguirmi
Rabah Fadlallah and Smaller States of Central Sudan
The Role of Violence During the Colonial Era
Independence and Civil War in Chad
The Nature of Violence in Post-Colonial Chad
Warlords and War Casualties
Chad's Future
Violence Among Chad's Pre-Colonial Acephalous Societies
The Army as An Instrument of Organized Violence in Central Africa
International Involvement and the Escalation of Violence in Chad
Slave Raids and Violence in Central Sudan
France and the Foreign Factor in the Chadian Conflict
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