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Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

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Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the British embarked on a concerted series of campaigns in South Africa. Within three years they waged five wars against African states with the intent of destroying their military might and political independence and unifying southern Africa under imperial control. This is the first work to tell the story of this cluster of conflicts as a single whole and to narrate the experiences of the militarily outmatched African societies.

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Deftly fusing the widely differing European and African perspectives on events, John Laband details the fateful decisions of individual leaders and generals and explores why many Africans chose to join the British and colonial forces. The Xhosa, Zulu, and other African military cultures are brought to vivid life, showing how varying notions of warrior honor and manliness influenced the outcomes for African fighting men and their societies.

About the Author

John Laband is professor, Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, and the author or editor of many books on Africa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300180312
Author:
Laband, John
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 b/w illus.
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Education » Writing
History and Social Science » Military » British Military
History and Social Science » Politics » Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Africa

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