frontier tradition in South Africa.

  • 24 Pages
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  • English
Oxf. Univ. Press , London
South Africa -- History, South Africa -- Social life and cu
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p.
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Open LibraryOL16758116M

If Africa is of interest to you then you NEED to, you MUST, read this book. The period under study dates from the earliest explorations of South Africa (late s) to the late s. Mostert's approach is sensitive and balanced - as the subtitle conveys "The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People".Cited by:   As someone fascinated by the history of South Africa, Frontiers is my favourite South African historical work.

The Frontiers the book refer to are the successive Frontier Wars fought primarily between the British and the Xhosa in the Eastern Cape during the late 18th and throughout the 19th century, with at times Boer and Khoisan involvement/5.

In the s, in despair after sixty years of disastrous wars and British betrayals that had cost them most of their ancestral lands, the Xhosa--South Africa's most important and sophisticated black nation--gave way to a strange and dangerous teaching.

Prophets among them declared that salvation lay in killing all their cattle, their most prized possession, and destroying all their food stocks.

Get this from a library. The frontier tradition in South Africa: a lecture delivered before the University of Oxford at Rhodes House on 5th March [Eric A Walker]. Thomas V. McClendon is Professor of History at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

He is the author of White Chief, Black Lords: Shepstone and the Colonial State in Natal, South Africa, – and Genders and Generations Apart: Labor Tenants and Customary Law in Segregation-Era South Africa, s to s.

Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and index "In the s, in despair after sixty years of disastrous wars and British betrayals that had cost them most of their ancestral lands, the Xhosa--South Africa's most important and sophisticated black nation--gave way to.

University of Missouri–St. Louis. Critical Essays The Frontier Tradition The concept of colonization fueled a world body of lore called frontier literature. A major segment of Western literature in North, Central, and South America, its songs, ballads, adventure tales, legends, humor, drama, and myth also flourish in the Pacific, particularly Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. On the South African frontier: the adventures and observations of an American in Mashonaland and Matabeleland / by Brown, William Harvey, Publication date Buy Frontiers: Evolution of South African Society and Its Central Tragedy, the Agony of the Xhosa People First Edition by Mostert, Noel (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Traditionally, the Eastern Cape frontier of South Africa has been regarded as the preeminent contact zone between colonists and the Khoi (“Hottentots”) and San (“Bushmen”). But there was an earlier frontier in which the conflict between Dutch colonists and these indigenous herders and hunters was in many ways more decisive in its outcome, more.

pattern of South African history — to the interaction of South Africa's diverse peoples as opposed to their separation. With these historiographical traditions it is not surprising that many South African (and particularly Afrikaans) historians have given little consideration to African history.

Xhosa cross the Fish River. Whites rebelled against company rule on eastern frontier of South h captured Cape Town and put down rebellion.

Khoi revolt on eastern frontier, supported by Khoi soldiers in British service. At this time there w Khoi in the colony, cast in the role of intermediary between. The African Frontier book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

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3 users/5(7). Frontiers Books allows users to browse, free of charge, through the pages of Frontiers e-books and e-magazines or download the entire pdf. You may also purchase hardcopy issues as well as other academic literature. The word frontier has different meanings in different countries.

In Europe it refers simply to a boundary between nations. In North America and in other parts of the world colonized by Europeans, however, frontier has taken on other meanings.

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Our hunt was executed by a very skilled PH (Jason) in. Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, – offers an inclusive vision of South Africa's past. Drawing largely from original sources, Paul Landau presents a history of the politics of the country's people, from the time of their early settlements in the elevated heartlands, through the colonial era, to the dawn of Apartheid.

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Cape Town: Double Storey Books. Pretorius, Fransjohan. A History of South Africa from the Distant Past to the Present Day. Pretoria: Protea Book House.

Ross, Robert. A Concise History of South Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University. The story of the Xhosa people of South Africa. It encompasses a huge range of events, from the first Portuguese probes into the Southern Ocean, black African migrations, Dutch settlement and the actions of colonial governors and generals, to the frontier wars that broke the Xhosa people.

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Alicedale, Eastern Cape, South Africa Call 42 | [email protected] Boer (/ b ʊər /) is Dutch and Afrikaans for "farmer". In South African contexts, "Boers" (Afrikaans: Boere) refers to the descendants of the proto-Afrikaans-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th and much of the 19th century.

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From tothe Dutch East India Company controlled this area, but the United Kingdom incorporated it into the British. African Frontier Safaris is based in the Marken area in the Northern parts of South Africa near the Limpopo River. The river marks the border between the Republic of South Africa and Botswana.

The Luangwa Valley in Zambia, renowned for its exceptional Buffalo, is our largest concession area and provides a completely different experience than. Getting there: KLM () flies Heathrow-Johannesburg from £ return inc taxes.A night South African Cape fly-drive with Sunvil Africa .Southern Africa - Southern Africa - European and African interaction from the 15th through the 18th century: The first Europeans to enter Southern Africa were the Portuguese, who from the 15th century edged their way around the African coast in the hope of outflanking Islam, finding a sea route to the riches of India, and discovering additional sources of food.The Great Trek (Afrikaans: Die Groot Trek; Dutch: De Grote Trek), starting in in southern Africa, was a mass migration of Dutch-speaking inhabitants of the British-run Cape Colony, who left the Cape and travelled eastward by wagon train, into the interior of the continent, in order to live beyond the reach of the British colonial administration.