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About this product
- DescriptionAn important reassessment of South Africa's history and a significant new tool for students and academics of African history worldwide.
- Author BiographyCarolyn Hamilton obtained her Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Formerly Director of South Africa's first Graduate School for the Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, she led the Constitution of Public Intellectual Life project at Wits and is now NRF Research Professor in Archives and Public Culture, University of Cape Town. An authority on South Africa's precolonial history, she is internationally recognized for her book, Terrific Majesty, the Powers of Shaka Zulu and the Limits of Historical Invention (1998), and for her work interrogating the concept of the archive and elucidating its political effects. Bernard K. Mbenga holds his doctorate in history from the University of South Africa and, since 1987, has been a lecturer at the Mafikeng Campus of North-West University in South Africa (formerly the University of Bophuthatswana in Mmabatho). He has published papers in the South African Historical Journal, Teaching History, and the Journal of Southern African Studies. Professor Mbenga is the co-editor and co-author (with Hermann Giliomee) of the highly acclaimed New History of South Africa (2007). Robert Ross received a Ph.D. from Cambridge in 1974 and has worked since then at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He has written seven books, including A Concise History of South Africa and Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony: A Tragedy of Manners, both published by Cambridge University Press in 1999.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication23/11/2009
- GenreRegional History
- Series TitleCambridge History of South Africa
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note2 b/w illus. 23 maps
- Weight790 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Edited byBernard K. Mbenga,Carolyn Hamilton,Robert Ross
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