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The mask of anarchy : the destruction of Liberia and the religious dimension of an African civil war

Author: Stephen Ellis
Publisher: London : Hurst, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces the history of the civil war that has blighted Liberia in the 1990s and looks at its roots in the way governments have been established in West Africa during the 20th century.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ellis
ISBN: 1850654018 9781850654018 1850654174 9781850654179
OCLC Number: 43070924
Description: xix, 350 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: A death in the night; the first of the warlords; lean and hungry years; the mechanics of war; business and diplomacy; a nation long forlorn; men and devils; false prophets. Appendix: war deaths, 1989-1997.
Responsibility: Stephen Ellis.

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'The first half of this outstanding study of Liberia's civil war (1989-97) reviews the conflict's political, economic, military and international features, drawing on a comprehensive array of Read more...

 
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