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Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of iSandlwana and Rorke's Drift: The Battle of Isandlwana 1879

Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of iSandlwana and Rorke's Drift: The Battle of Isandlwana 1879
Autor: Ian Knight
Data publikacji: 2010-09
ISBN: 9781405091855
Wydawca: Macmillan
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 15.2 x 6.6 x 24.1 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 700
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The battle of iSandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history of the British colonisation of South Africa. In one bloody day over 800 British troops, 500 of their allies and at least 2000 Zulus were killed in a staggering defeat for the British empire. The consequences of the battle echoed brutally across the following decades as Britain took ruthless revenge on the Zulu people.

 In Zulu Rising Ian Knight shows that the brutality of the battle was the result of an inevitable clash between two aggressive warrior traditions. For the first time he gives full weight to the Zulu experience and explores the reality of the fighting through the eyes of men who took part on both sides, looking into the human heart of this savage conflict. Based on new research, including previously unpublished material, Zulu oral history, and new archaeological evidence from the battlefield, this is the definitive account of a battle that has shaped the political fortunes of the Zulu people to this day.

This book maybe considered something of a forensic treatment of the subject of the Anglo-Zulu War, in all its aspects, from the forming of the mighty Zulu empire under King Shaka Zulu (d. 1828), through to the decision to invade and then annex Zululand in 1879 by the British colonial representatives in Natal. This is a study of a clear, brutal and unjust act of blatant imperialist expansion, an expansion that ended in effectively destroying an independent people and their culture. The impression of this study is that a small group of British politicians and military men sort to gain promotion and move forward their careers by playing a deadly game of colonial chess with the lives of others.

The author, Ian Knight, has written many books on the subject of the Zulu people, and is considered something of a renowned scholar on the subject. This book deals with virtually every aspect of the British military invasion of Zululand, together with its consequences for both the British who took part, and the Zulu people who were eventually defeated. He is not an armchair researcher, but travels frequently to KwaZulu in Southern Africa to further his research and deepen his understanding of his chosen subject of study. In 2008, Ian Knight received the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society's Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Award, for his academic contribution in this field.

The (2010) edition contains 697 numbered pages. The book includes an Acknowledgement and a prologue, together with maps and ample photographs. It is separated into 29 Chapters, with an interesting Glossary and Notes section, as well as the usual index, etc. The work is meticulous and proceeds logically in a general chronological order



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