Ploughshare of War: The Origins of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 by Richard Cope

Ploughshare of War: The Origins of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 by Richard Cope

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Presents a study of the causes of the war between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. This work not only examines in detail South African events in the 1870s, but also reveals the global forces that were changing British imperial policy in this period.

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The disaster at Isandlwana in 1879 focused the attention of the British public on a corner of the empire in which they had previously taken little interest - a war between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. This text is a study of how the war came about. There is general agreement that it was in some sense an outcome of Colonial Secretary Lord Carnarvon's attempt to confederate South Africa. But was it simply an unintended by-product of the attempt to implement the confederation scheme? Or did this scheme positively require the destruction of the Zulu kingdom (as well as other African states) in order to make South Africa safe for white supremacy and British capital? "Ploughshare of War" is a study of the causes of the war and seeks to resolve these debates by bringing to bear additional evidence gathered from numerous sources over many years. It not only examines in detail South African events in the 1870s, but also reveals the global forces that were changing British imperial policy in this period.

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SKU GOR007102535
Title Ploughshare of War: The Origins of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879
Author By (author) Richard Cope
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 282
ISBN 10 086980944X
ISBN 13 9780869809440
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

The disaster at Isandlwana in 1879 focused the attention of the British public on a corner of the empire in which they had previously taken little interest - a war between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. This text is a study of how the war came about. There is general agreement that it was in some sense an outcome of Colonial Secretary Lord Carnarvon's attempt to confederate South Africa. But was it simply an unintended by-product of the attempt to implement the confederation scheme? Or did this scheme positively require the destruction of the Zulu kingdom (as well as other African states) in order to make South Africa safe for white supremacy and British capital? "Ploughshare of War" is a study of the causes of the war and seeks to resolve these debates by bringing to bear additional evidence gathered from numerous sources over many years. It not only examines in detail South African events in the 1870s, but also reveals the global forces that were changing British imperial policy in this period.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007102535
Title Ploughshare of War: The Origins of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879
Author By (author) Richard Cope
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 282
ISBN 10 086980944X
ISBN 13 9780869809440
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.