Category Archives: South Africa

Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars (Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest)

The Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars unravels and elucidates Zulu history during the 50 years between the initial settler threat to the kingdom and its final dismemberment and absorption into the colonial order. This is done through a chronology, … Continue reading

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The Legacies of Law: Long-Run Consequences of Legal Development in South Africa, 1652-2000

This highly original book examines the function of legal norms and institutions in the transition to – and from – apartheid. It sheds light on the neglected relationship between path dependence and the law. The Legacies of Law demonstrates that … Continue reading

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The Land Question in South Africa: The Challenge of Transformation and Redistribution

Discussing the issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa, this referencefocuses onhow to reverse the dispossessedland of the indigenous peoples and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and … Continue reading

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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial That Changed South Africa

On 11 July 1963, police raided Lilisleaf farm at Rivonia near Johannesburg, arresting alleged members of the high command of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). Together with the already imprisoned Nelson Mandela, they … Continue reading

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An Archaeology of Colonial Identity: Power and Material Culture in the Dwars Valley, South Africa (Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology)

This book examines how colonial identities were constructed in the Cape Colony of South Africa since its establishment in the 17th century up to the 20th century. It is an explicitly archaeological approach but which also draws more widely on … Continue reading

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British Fortifications in Zululand 1879 (Fortress)

On 11 January 1879 the British Empire went to war with the independent kingdom of Zululand. The British anticipated a swift and decisive victory, placing great faith in modern firepower; no plans were made for suppressing the Zulu over a … Continue reading

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Zulu War (General Military)

The Zulu War of 1879 was devastating in its brutality. Pitting the firepower of the professional British army against the skill and determination of King Cetshwayo’s Zulu warriors, it was a mighty clash of military cultures that ended with the … Continue reading

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Boer Commando 1876-1902 (Warrior)

Their lifestyle of hunting for sport and profit honed the Boers’ skills of field-craft, horsemanship, and marksmanship, making them a formidable force in the field and well suited to guerrilla operations. This book describes the life and combat experiences of … Continue reading

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The Boer War 1899-1902 (Essential Histories)

Victorious in its previous campaigns in Africa against native armies, Britain now confronted an altogether different foe. The Boers proved to be formidable opponents, masterfully compensating for inferior numbers with grim determination, resourcefulness and strong religious faith. Their mobility, expert … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of the Boer War

This volume covers all aspects of the Boer War including its origins, military strategy and tactics, the main battles and sieges, the principal political and military figures, weaponry, and subjects such as the role of the railways, the treatment of … Continue reading

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