The Resource Apartheid's contras : an inquiry into the roots of war in Angola and Mozambique, William Minter

Apartheid's contras : an inquiry into the roots of war in Angola and Mozambique, William Minter

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Apartheid's contras : an inquiry into the roots of war in Angola and Mozambique
Title
Apartheid's contras
Title remainder
an inquiry into the roots of war in Angola and Mozambique
Statement of responsibility
William Minter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Of the many bloody chapters in Southern Africa's Thirty Years War since the 1961 uprising against the Portuguese, none have been more protracted, more complex or more deadly for civilians than the conflicts in Angola and Mozambique since their independence in 1975. This new study explores the difficult questions of the original causes of these wars and the reasons for their prolongation. Born of the author's intimate knowledge of the region, his understanding of the relevant literature on ethnicity, revolution and guerrilla warfare, and his entirely new evidence, Minter's study is an original and significant exploration of the roots of war in Southern Africa. He provides a nuanced analysis of the interconnected roles of: social structure; external interventions; the particular patterns of military recruitment, conditioning, logistics and strategy that characterize Unita and Renamo; and the vulnerability and mistakes of the new Angolan and Mozambican states. The analysis serves to apportion responsibility for the enormous suffering of these years. It also outlines a new kind of Third World warfare - neither classic guerrilla warfare nor straightforward external aggression; instead, one comprising elements of civil war, but dominated by the initiatives of external powers. Minter's courageous and subtle reassessment of the modern military-political history of Southern Africa sets new standards for historians and political scientists in avoiding over-simplification and easy generalization; it provides a framework for taking full account of the panorama of factors to be considered in understanding these new forms of violent political struggle
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DLC
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1942-
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Minter, William
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1436
LC item number
.M56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civil War (Angola
  • Independence and Civil War (Mozambique
  • South African Incursions into Angola
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Moçambique
  • Angola
  • Politics and government
  • International relations
  • War
  • Burgeroorlogen
  • Ursache
Label
Apartheid's contras : an inquiry into the roots of war in Angola and Mozambique, William Minter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-302) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Explanations -- Theories, Facts and Arguments
  • 4.
  • Nationalism, Ethnicity and Decolonization
  • 5.
  • Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Regional Perspective
  • 6.
  • The Cold War Connection: Crusaders and Conflict Managers
  • 7.
  • How Contra Warfare Works: The Military Component
  • 8.
  • Maps: Angola
  • How Contra Warfare Works: The Military/Civilian Relationship
  • 9.
  • The State Under Siege: Military and Political Vulnerabilities
  • 10.
  • The State Under Siege: Economic Failures and Social Consequences
  • Maps: Mozambique
  • Maps: Southern Africa
  • 1.
  • From Colonial Rule to Liberation
  • 2.
  • Total War and its Aftermath, 1980-93
  • 3.
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781856492652
Lccn
94041587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
3 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31435383
  • (OCoLC)ocm31435383
Label
Apartheid's contras : an inquiry into the roots of war in Angola and Mozambique, William Minter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Explanations -- Theories, Facts and Arguments
  • 4.
  • Nationalism, Ethnicity and Decolonization
  • 5.
  • Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Regional Perspective
  • 6.
  • The Cold War Connection: Crusaders and Conflict Managers
  • 7.
  • How Contra Warfare Works: The Military Component
  • 8.
  • Maps: Angola
  • How Contra Warfare Works: The Military/Civilian Relationship
  • 9.
  • The State Under Siege: Military and Political Vulnerabilities
  • 10.
  • The State Under Siege: Economic Failures and Social Consequences
  • Maps: Mozambique
  • Maps: Southern Africa
  • 1.
  • From Colonial Rule to Liberation
  • 2.
  • Total War and its Aftermath, 1980-93
  • 3.
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781856492652
Lccn
94041587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
3 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31435383
  • (OCoLC)ocm31435383

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