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by Stephen Taylor

  • ISBN: 0002551446
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  • Author: Stephen Taylor
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (1994)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1207 kb
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History has portrayed Shaka, founder of the Zulu nation, as a pitiless and savage conqueror

History has portrayed Shaka, founder of the Zulu nation, as a pitiless and savage conqueror. Yet British fortune-seekers of the 1820s found Shaka's Zulus a dignified people whose martial qualities were tempered by generosity and hospitality.

Shaka's Children book. Within a few years, as Zulu territory was threatened by expanding colonial populations, all this had changed. Taylor's resonant and a History has portrayed Shaka, founder of the Zulu nation, as a pitiless and savage conqueror.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-401) and index. History has portrayed Shaka, founder of the Zulu nation, as a pitiless and savage conqueror.

leaders, but few texts have been offered on Africa's fierce and enduring Zulu people.

book by Stephen Taylor. Western literature abounds with histories of nations and their leaders, but few texts have been offered on Africa's fierce and enduring Zulu people. Because this book was released at the same time as John Laband released "Rope of Sand" there were bound to be comparisons, but Taylor escaped virtually unscathed. While Laband's masterpiece is majestic and quite brilliant, Taylor has assured his readers of an entertaining journey through nineteenth-century Zululand.

The Zulus became historically important in the early 19th cent. See S. Taylor, Shaka's Children: A History of the Zulu People (1996). under Shaka, whose conquests reduced many neighboring people to vassalage and caused others to flee. The Zulu chief Dingane ambushed and killed about 500 Boers in 1838. In revenge the forces of Andries Pretorius killed about 3,000 Zulus in the Battle of Blood River. Zulu: Selected full-text books and articles.

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A History of the Zulu People. Published July 1996 by Harpercollins.

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Shakas Children: A History of the Zulu People. Authors: Taylor, Stephen.

1994) Shaka's children :a history of the Zulu people London : HarperCollins, MLA Citation. London : HarperCollins, 1994. These citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style. Please use this display as a guideline and modify as needed.

Like so many contemporary histories, Stephen Taylor's Shaka's Children records the decline of a conviction. The Zulu were more than just another Bantu tribe of southern Africa, because in the years after their sudden eruption into dominance, in the earlyyears of the 19th century, they evolved something approaching an ideology. By now, of course, the mores of the imperialists seem almost as alien to us as those of the Zulu themselves, and the whole tragic conflict seems a sort of vast misunderstanding.

The Zulu are an extraordinary people. Their history, military genius and imperious bearing won them the respect of the 19th-century European colonists, characterized as they were by the Victorians as a warrior tribe and the embodiment of the "noble savage", but today their mystique is as great as ever and their political hegemony is poised to be returned. From the original encounters with two British fortune-seekers who described a hospitable, friendly host in 1824 to the infamous slaughter of the Voortrekkers a dozen years later, from the Zulu War against the British which spawned the lasting icon of the Zulu warrior as a kind of black superman - magnificent in defeat as they courageously challenged the Gatling gun with their spears - through to the urban, radical force politically united as Inkatha today, the tribal orders of this indomitable southern African nation are legendary. This book is a reappraisal of this distorted past of infamy and caricature, a study of the changing tribal orders that have left the elders bewildered, the young disaffected. It is also a portrait of Shaka Zulu, an African Tamburlaine, the founder of the Zulu nation, whose expansionist dreams turned a small tribe of 2000 people into one of the greatest warrior peoples the world has known.