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Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

John Laband


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 work tells the story of this cluster of conflicts as a single whole and to narrate the experiences of the militarily outmatched African societies. Fusing the widely differing European and African perspectives on events, it details the fateful decisions of individual leaders and genera ... More

Keywords: South Africa, African states, political independence, imperial control, colonial forces, Xhosa, African military cultures, warrior honor, manliness, African fighting men

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300180312
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300180312.001.0001


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John Laband, author

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