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Stapleton, Timothy J. (Timothy Joseph) 1967-

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Works: 56 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 5,868 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Encyclopedias  Sources  Textbooks  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Timothy J Stapleton
 
Most widely held works by Timothy J Stapleton
No insignificant part : the Rhodesia Native Regiment and the East Africa Campaign of the First World War by Timothy J Stapleton( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A military history of South Africa : from the Dutch-Khoi wars to the end of apartheid by Timothy J Stapleton( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a narrative of armed conflict and the development of military establishments in the making of South Africa. The text not only concentrates on events that took place within what is now South Africa but also follows South African military personnel to other parts of Africa and the world
Faku : rulership and colonialism in the Mpondo Kingdom (c. 1760-1867) by Timothy Joseph Stapleton( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From roughly 1818 to 1867, Faku was ruler of the Mpondo Kingdom located in what is now the north-east section of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Because of Faku's legacy, the Mpondo Kingdom became the last African state in Southern Africa to fall under colonial rule." "Timothy J. Stapleton's narrative and use of oral history paint a clear and remarkable portrait of Faku and how he was able to manipulate missionaries, neighbours, colonists and circumstances to achieve his objectives. As a result, Faku: Rulership and Colonialism in the Mpondo Kingdom (c.1780-1867) helps illuminate the history of the entire Cape region."--Jacket
African police and soldiers in colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80 by Timothy Joseph Stapleton( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recruiting and motivations for enlistment -- Perceptions of African security force members -- Education and upward mobility -- Camp life -- African women and the security forces -- Objections and reforms -- Travel and danger -- Demobilization and veterans
A history of genocide in Africa by Timothy Joseph Stapleton( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why has Africa been the subject of so many accusations related to genocide? Indeed, the number of such allegations related to Africa has increased dramatically over the past 15 years. Popular racist mythology might suggest that Africans belong to "tribes" that are inherently antagonistic toward each other and therefore engaging in "tribal warfare" which cannot be rationally explained. This is concept is wrong, [sic] as Timothy J. Stapleton explains in A History of Genocide in Africa: the many conflicts that have plagued post-colonial Africa have had very logical explanations, and very few of these instances of African warring can be said to have resulted in genocide. Authored by an expert historian of Africa, this book examines the history of six African countries--Namibia, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and Nigeria--in which the language of genocide has been mobilized to describe episodes of tragic mass violence. It seeks to place genocide within the context of African history, acknowledging the few instances where the international legal term genocide has been applied appropriately to episodes of mass violence in African history and identifying the many other cases where it has not and instead the term has been used in a cynical manipulation to gain some political advantage. Readers will come to understand how, to a large extent, genocide accusations related to post-colonial Africa have often served to prolong wars and cause greater loss of life. The book also clarifies how in areas of Africa where genocides have actually occurred, there appears to have been a common history of the imposition of racial ideologies and hierarchies during the colonial era--which when combined with other factors such as the local geography, demography, religion, and/or economics, resulted in tragic and appalling outcomes."--Inside jacket flaps
A military history of Africa by Timothy J Stapleton( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Military History of Africa achieves a daunting task: it synthesizes decades of specialized academic research and literature--including the most recent material--to offer an accessible survey of Africa's military history, from the earliest times to the present day. The first volume examines the precolonial period beginning with warfare in ancient North Africa including ancient Egypt and Carthage and continues through the cavalry-based Muslim empires of the trans-Sahara trade and the wars of the slave trade in West and East Africa. The second volume focuses on the wars of European colonial conquest and African resistance during the late 19th century, African participation in both world wars, and the early violent struggles for independence from the 1950s and early 1960s. The third volume explores warfare in postcolonial Africa, including coverage of the impact of the global Cold War, conflicts in Southern Africa from the 1960s to 1980s, the development of postcolonial African armed forces, and civil wars sparked by the discovery of precious resources, such as diamonds in Sierra Leone. Readers of this three-volume work will understand how warfare and military structures have been consistently central to the development of African societies."--Publisher's description
Agency and action in colonial Africa : essays for John E. Flint( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming of colonialism to Subsaharan Africa generated many forces that historians often describe in abstract terms: peasantization, leadership, nationalism and even colonialism. Such terms often hide or overwhelm the individual experiences of those who, in some way, contributed to the development and demise of colonial Africa. These 'agents' of empire - intellectuals and peasants, chiefs and ex-slaves, nationalists and colonial officials - symbolise the ambiguities of and limitations on colonial power. Agency and Action in Colonial Africa attempts to capture their role
Encyclopedia of African colonial conflicts( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This sweeping study examines the wars of colonial conquest fought in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. From Britain's efforts to wrest control of the Sudan from military leader Muhammad Ahmad al-Mahdi, to Italy's decisive defeat at the Battle of Adowa in Ethiopia, to Leopold II's brutal reign over the Belgian Congo, the work surveys the devastation reaped upon the continent by colonization and illustrates how its combative influence continues to resonate in Africa today."
Africa : war and conflict in the twentieth century by Timothy Stapleton( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the causes, course and consequences of warfare in twentieth century Africa, a period which spanned colonial rebellions, both World Wars, and the decolonization process. Timothy Stapleton contextualizes the essential debates and controversies surrounding African conflict in the twentieth century while providing insightful introductions to such conflicts as: African rebellions against colonial regimes in the early twentieth century, including the rebellion and infamous genocide of the Herero and Nama people in present-day Namibia; The African fronts of World War I and World War II, and the involvement of colonized African peoples in these global conflicts; Conflict surrounding the widespread decolonization of Africa in the 1950s and 1960s; Rebellion and civil war in Africa during the Cold War, when American and Soviet elements often intervened in efforts to turn African battlegrounds into Cold War proxy conflicts; The Second Congo Civil War, which is arguably the bloodiest conflict in any region since World War II; Supported by a glossary, a who's who of key figures, a timeline of major events, a rich bibliography, and a set of documents which highlight the themes of the book, Africa: War and Conflict in the Twentieth Century is the best available resource for students and scholars seeking an introduction to violent conflict in recent African history
Warfare and tracking in Africa, 1952-1990 by Timothy J Stapleton( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the decolonization wars in East and Southern Africa, tracking became increasingly valuable as a military tactic. Drawing on archival research and interviews, Stapleton presents a comparative study of the role of tracking in insurgency and counter-insurgency across Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia
Maqoma : Xhosa resistance to colonial advance, 1798-1873 by Timothy J Stapleton( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of African colonial conflicts by Timothy Stapleton( )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A military history of Africa. from Ancient Egypt to the Zulu Kingdom ; (earliest times to ca. 1870) by Timothy J Stapleton( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Military History of Africa achieves a daunting task: it synthesizes decades of specialized academic research and literature-including the most recent material-to offer an accessible survey of Africa's military history, from the earliest times to the present day. The first volume examines the precolonial period beginning with warfare in ancient North Africa including ancient Egypt and Carthage and continues through the cavalry-based Muslim empires of the trans-Sahara trade and the wars of the slave trade in West and East Africa. Volume two focuses on the wars of European colonial conquest and African resistance during the late 19th century, African participation in both world wars, and the early violent struggles for independence from the 1950s and early 1960s. The third volume explores warfare in postcolonial Africa, including coverage of the impact of the global Cold War, conflicts in Southern Africa from the 1960s to 1980s, the development of postcolonial African armed forces, and civil wars sparked by the discovery of precious resources, such as diamonds in Sierra Leone. Readers of this three-volume work will understand how warfare and military structures have been consistently central to the development of African societies
African police and soldiers in colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80 by Timothy J Stapleton( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making use of archival documents, period newspapers, and oral interviews, 'African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80' examines the ambiguous experience of black security personnel, police, and soldiers in white-ruled Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) from 1923 through independence and majority rule in 1980. Across the continent, European colonial rule could not have been maintained without African participation in the police and army. In Southern Rhodesia, lack of white manpower meant that despite fear of mutiny, blacks played an increasingly prominent role in law enforcement and military operations and from World War II constituted a strong majority within the regular security forces. Despite danger, Africans volunteered for the police and army during colonial rule for a variety of reasons, including the prestige of wearing a uniform, the possibility of excitement, family traditions, material considerations, and patriotism. As black police and soldiers were called upon to perform more specialized tasks, they acquired greater education and some - particularly African police - became part of the emerging westernized African middle class. After retirement, career African police and soldiers often continued to work in the security field, some becoming prominent entrepreneurs or commercial farmers, and generally composed a conservative, loyalist element in African society that the government eventually mobilized to counter the growth of African nationalism. Tim Stapleton here mines rich archival sources to clarify the complicated dynamic and legacy of black military personal who served during colonial rule in present-day Zimbabwe. Timothy Stapleton is Professor of history at Trent University in Ontario
A military history of Africa. from the scramble for Africa to the Algerian independence war ; (ca. 1870-1963) by Timothy J Stapleton( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Military History of Africa achieves a daunting task: it synthesizes decades of specialized academic research and literature-including the most recent material-to offer an accessible survey of Africa's military history, from the earliest times to the present day. The first volume examines the precolonial period beginning with warfare in ancient North Africa including ancient Egypt and Carthage and continues through the cavalry-based Muslim empires of the trans-Sahara trade and the wars of the slave trade in West and East Africa. Volume two focuses on the wars of European colonial conquest and African resistance during the late 19th century, African participation in both world wars, and the early violent struggles for independence from the 1950s and early 1960s. The third volume explores warfare in postcolonial Africa, including coverage of the impact of the global Cold War, conflicts in Southern Africa from the 1960s to 1980s, the development of postcolonial African armed forces, and civil wars sparked by the discovery of precious resources, such as diamonds in Sierra Leone. Readers of this three-volume work will understand how warfare and military structures have been consistently central to the development of African societies
A military history of Africa. from the Congo crisis to Africa's world war ; (ca. 1963 - ) by Timothy Joseph Stapleton( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Military History of Africa achieves a daunting task: it synthesizes decades of specialized academic research and literature-including the most recent material-to offer an accessible survey of Africa's military history, from the earliest times to the present day. The first volume examines the precolonial period beginning with warfare in ancient North Africa including ancient Egypt and Carthage and continues through the cavalry-based Muslim empires of the trans-Sahara trade and the wars of the slave trade in West and East Africa. Volume two focuses on the wars of European colonial conquest and African resistance during the late 19th century, African participation in both world wars, and the early violent struggles for independence from the 1950s and early 1960s. The third volume explores warfare in postcolonial Africa, including coverage of the impact of the global Cold War, conflicts in Southern Africa from the 1960s to 1980s, the development of postcolonial African armed forces, and civil wars sparked by the discovery of precious resources, such as diamonds in Sierra Leone. Readers of this three-volume work will understand how warfare and military structures have been consistently central to the development of African societies
A military history of Africa by Timothy Joseph Stapleton( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xhosa resistance during the Cape's seventh and eighth frontier wars (1846-1853) by Timothy J Stapleton( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expansion of a pseudo-ethnicity in the Eastern Cape: reconsidering the fingo "EXODUS" OF 1865 by Timothy J Stapleton( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African wars of independence by Timothy J Stapleton( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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No insignificant part : the Rhodesia Native Regiment and the East Africa Campaign of the First World War
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A military history of South Africa : from the Dutch-Khoi wars to the end of apartheidFaku : rulership and colonialism in the Mpondo Kingdom (c. 1760-1867)African police and soldiers in colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80Agency and action in colonial Africa : essays for John E. FlintAfrican police and soldiers in colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80
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