Robert Smith (professor)

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Robert Sidney Smith (31 January 1919 – 29 November 2009, London, England) was an expert on the history of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and was a Senior Lecturer and then Professor of History at the universities of Lagos, Ife and Ibadan.[1] He was born on 31 January 1919. For many years he lived near Kew Gardens in London and died in London on 29 November 2009.[citation needed]

Smith studied and taught at the Institute of African Studies in the University of Ibadan in Nigeria from its foundation in 1962.[2][page needed]

He authored the following books:

  • The Lagos Consulate (published by Macmillan)
  • Warfare and Diplomacy in Pre-colonial West Africa (published by University of Wisconsin Press)

A festschrift was published in his honour Falola, Toyin & Law, Robin (eds.) (1992) Warfare and diplomacy in precolonial Nigeria: Essays in honor of Robert Smith, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin.


  1. ^ There is a brief publishers biographical note on the rear cover of Smith, Robert Sydney (1989) Warfare & diplomacy in pre-colonial West Africa, Univ of Wisconsin Press
  2. ^ Kingdoms of the Yoruba (published by Methuen 1969)
  3. ^ Jones, D. H., & Smith, R. (1 January 1972). Review of Kingdoms of the Yoruba. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 35, 1, 211
  4. ^ Newbury, C., (1 January 1970). Review of Kingdoms of the Yoruba. Journal of African History, 11, 1, 162.
  5. ^ L, R. C. C., (1 January 1977). Review of Kingdoms of the Yoruba. Journal of African History, 18, 2, 317.
  6. ^ Agiri, B., (1 January 1989). Review of Kingdoms of the Yoruba. Journal of African History, 30, 2, 357.
  7. ^ McCall, D., (1 August 1971). Review of Kingdoms of the Yoruba. American Anthropologist, 73, 4, 962-963.
  8. ^ Peel, J. D. Y., (1 January 1970). Kingdoms of the Yoruba. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, 40, 1.)