By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his colorful successors, under whose leadership the warrior nation built a fearsome fighting reputation without equal among the native tribes of South Africa. Author and Anglo-Zulu war expert Adrian Greaves supplements the historical narrative with an examination of the tactics and weapons employed during the numerous intertribal battles over this period. The text goes on to chronicle the Sekunini War of 1877 and 1878, in which the Zulus would defeat the Boers and prompt the well-documented British intervention.
Initially the might of the British Empire was humbled as never before by the shocking Zulu victory at Isandlwana, but the 1879 war ended with the brutal crushing of the Zulu Nation. However, as Greaves reveals, this was by no means the end of the story. The little-known consequences of the division of Zululand, the Boer War, and the 1906 Zulu Rebellion are analyzed in fascinating detail. An added merit of this long-awaited history is written not just by a leading authority but, thanks to the coauthor’s contribution, from the Zulu perspective using completely fresh material, making this unique among most popular histories. This paperback edition also features a new introduction from Greaves.
- ASIN : B00MSYTMSC
- Publisher : Skyhorse; Reprint edition (September 2, 2014)
- Publication date : September 2, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 11065 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 258 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled