Now Available from Frontline Books: John Laband, “Bringers of War”

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Screen Shott 2013-09-20 at 8.56.30 AMLong before coal-fuelled ships and machine-tooled firearms, in the age of sail and black powder, the Portuguese were engaged all around the coasts of Africa in capturing trading towns, seizing slaves and searching for mineral riches. The enthralling tale of the Portuguese in Africa before the nineteenth century deserves to be every bit as familiar as the Spanish conquest of the Americas. Yet, surprisingly, few if any of their ferocious African wars are known to English-speaking readers. In this impeccably researched and spellbinding new book, John Laband seeks to redress this imbalance expertly recalling this remarkable saga in full for the first time.

“Bringers of War” can be purchased from Frontline Books by submitting the paper form found here or at right, or online at www.pen-and-sword.co.uk.

JOHN LABAND is Professor and Chair of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, and is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, England. His books include The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation (1997), The Atlas of the Later Zulu Wars 1883–1888, The Transvaal Rebellion: The First Boer War 1880–1881 and Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars.



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