The assassination of King Shaka

The assassination of King Shaka
Auteur: John Laband
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781868428076
  • augustus 2017
  • 240 pagina's
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In this riveting new book, John Laband, pre-eminent historian of the Zulu Kingdom, tackles some of the questions that swirl around the assassination in 1828 of King Shaka, the celebrated founder of the Zulu Kingdom and war leader of legendary brilliance: Why did prominent members of the royal house conspire to kill him? Just how significant a part did the white hunter-traders settled at Port Natal play in their royal patron's downfall? Why were Shaka's relations with the British Cape Colony key to his survival? And why did the powerful army he had created acquiesce so tamely in the usurpation of the throne by Dingane, his half-brother and assassin?

In his search for answers Laband turns to the Zulu voice heard through recorded oral testimony and praise-poems, and to the written accounts and reminiscences of the Port Natal trader-hunters and the despatches of Cape officials. In the course of probing and assessing this evidence the author vividly brings the early Zulu kingdom and its inhabitants to life. He throws light on this elusive character of and his own unpredictable intentions, while illuminating the fears and ambitions of those attempting to prosper and survive in his hazardous kingdom: a kingdom that nevertheless endured in all its essential characteristics, particularly militarily, until its destruction fifty one years later in 1879 by the British; and whose fate, legend has it, Shaka predicted with his dying breath.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
augustus 2017
Aantal pagina's
240 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Auteur
John Laband
Uitgever
Jonathan Ball Publishers Sa

EAN

EAN
9781868428076

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Extra groot lettertype
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Gewicht
500 g
Verpakking breedte
152 mm
Verpakking hoogte
20 mm
Verpakking lengte
233 mm

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Taal
Engels
Boek, ebook of luisterboek?
Boek
Periode
ca. 1800-1910
Land
Zuid-Afrika, Zuid-Korea
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