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Imperium of the Soul - The Political and Aesthetic Imagination of Edwardian Imperialists (Paperback): Norman Etherington Imperium of the Soul - The Political and Aesthetic Imagination of Edwardian Imperialists (Paperback)
Norman Etherington
R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Some of the most compelling and enduring creative work of the late Victorian and Edwardian Era came from committed imperialists and conservatives. Their continuing popularity owes a great deal to the way their guiding ideas resonated with modernism in the arts and psychology. The analogy they perceived between the imperial business of subjugating savage subjects and the civilised ego's struggle to subdue the unruly savage within generated some of their best artistic endeavours. In a series of thematically linked chapters Imperium of the soul explores the work of writers Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, Rider Haggard and John Buchan along with the composer Edward Elgar and the architect Herbert Baker. It culminates with an analysis of their mutual infatuation with T. E. Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia - who represented all their dreams for the future British Empire but whose ultimate paralysis of creative imagination exposed the fatal flaw in their psycho-political project. -- .

One Hundred Years of the ANC - Debating liberation histories today (Paperback): Thozama April, Omar Badsha, Franco Barchiesi,... One Hundred Years of the ANC - Debating liberation histories today (Paperback)
Thozama April, Omar Badsha, Franco Barchiesi, Phil Bonner, Susan Booysen, …
R352 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

On 8 January 2012 the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa, the oldest African nationalist organisation on the continent, celebrated its one hundredth anniversary. This historic event has generated significant public debate within both the ANC and South African society at large. There is no better time to critically reflect on the ANC's historical trajectory and struggle against colonialism and apartheid than in its centennial year. One Hundred Years of the ANC is a collection of new work by renowned South African and international scholars. Covering a broad chronological and geographical spectrum and using a diverse range of sources, the contributors build upon but also extend the historiography of the ANC by tapping into marginal spaces in ANC history. By moving away from the celebratory mode that has characterised much of the contemporary discussions on the centenary, the contributors suggest that the relationship between the histories of earlier struggles and the present needs to be rethought in more complex terms. Collectively, the book chapters challenge hegemonic narratives that have become an established part of South Africa's national discourse since 1994. By opening up debate around controversial or obscured aspects of the ANC's century-long history, One hundred years of the ANC sets out an agenda for future research. The book is directed at a wide readership with an interest in understanding the historical roots of South Africa's current politics will find this volume informative. This book is based on a selection of papers presented at the One Hundred Years of the ANC: Debating Liberation Histories and Democracy Today Conference held at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 20-23 September 2011.

Imperium of the Soul - The Political and Aesthetic Imagination of Edwardian Imperialists (Hardcover): Norman Etherington Imperium of the Soul - The Political and Aesthetic Imagination of Edwardian Imperialists (Hardcover)
Norman Etherington
R2,015 R1,818 Discovery Miles 18 180 Save R197 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Some of the most compelling and enduring creative work of the late Victorian and Edwardian Era came from committed imperialists and conservatives. Their continuing popularity owes a great deal to the way their guiding ideas resonated with modernism in the arts and psychology. The analogy they perceived between the imperial business of subjugating savage subjects and the civilised ego's struggle to subdue the unruly savage within generated some of their best artistic endeavours. In a series of thematically linked chapters Imperium of the soul explores the work of writers Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, Rider Haggard and John Buchan along with the composer Edward Elgar and the architect Herbert Baker. It culminates with an analysis of their mutual infatuation with T. E. Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia - who represented all their dreams for the future British Empire but whose ultimate paralysis of creative imagination exposed the fatal flaw in their psycho-political project. This transdisciplinary study will interest not only scholars of imperialism and the history of ideas but general readers fascinated by bygone ideas of exotic adventure and colonial rule. -- .

Mfecane Aftermath - Reconstructive Debates in Southern African History (Paperback): Carolyn Hamilton Mfecane Aftermath - Reconstructive Debates in Southern African History (Paperback)
Carolyn Hamilton; Carolyn Hamilton, Thomas Dowson, Elizabeth Eldredge, Norman Etherington, …
R418 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The idea that the period of social turbulence in the nineteenth century was a consequence of the emergence of the powerful Zulu kingdom under Shaka has been written about extensively as a central episode of southern African history. Considerable dynamic debate has focused on the idea that this period - the 'mfecane'- left much of the interior depopulated, thereby justifying white occupation. One view is that 'the time of troubles' owed more to the Delagoa Bay Slave trade and the demands of the labour-hungry Cape colonists than to Shaka's empire building. But is there sufficient evidence to support the argument? The Mfecane Aftermath investigates the very nature of historical debate and examines the uncertain foundations of much of the previous historiography.

The Annotated She - A Critical Edition of H. Ridger Haggard's Victorian Romance (Hardcover, Annotated): Norman Etherington The Annotated She - A Critical Edition of H. Ridger Haggard's Victorian Romance (Hardcover, Annotated)
Norman Etherington
R1,330 R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Save R253 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When it appeared in 1887, H. Rider Haggard's She caused a sensation and became one of the best-selling novels of the nineteenth century. The idea of a powerful woman endowed with immortal beauty and penetrating intellect ruling a savage people among the ruins of a vanished civilization in the heart of Africa captivated Victorian readers. Freud recommended the book to his patients. Jung equated its imaginative power with Dante's Inferno and Wagner's Ring. Continuing to fascinate later twentieth-century readers, the book has never been out of print and has won new audiences through numerous film versions.

This is the first annotated edition of She. Locating the novel within the context of late-Victorian fiction and British imperialism, Norman Etherington provides biographical information regarding Haggard and elucidates references in the text of this archaeological romance.

Missions and Empire (Paperback): Norman Etherington Missions and Empire (Paperback)
Norman Etherington
R1,331 Discovery Miles 13 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The explosive expansion of Christianity in Africa and Asia during the last two centuries constitutes one of the most remarkable cultural transformations in the history of mankind. Because it coincided with the spread of European economic and political hegemony, it tends to be taken for granted that Christian missions went hand in hand with imperialism and colonial conquest. In this book historians survey the relationship between Christian missions and the British Empire from the seventeenth century to the 1960s and treat the subject thematically, rather than regionally or chronologically. Many of these themes are treated at length for the first time, relating the work of missions to language, medicine, anthropology, and decolonization. Other important chapters focus on the difficult relationship between missionaries and white settlers, women and mission, and the neglected role of the indigenous evangelists who did far more than European or North American missionaries to spread the Christian religion - belying the image of Christianity as the "white man's religion."

Missions and Empire (Hardcover): Norman Etherington Missions and Empire (Hardcover)
Norman Etherington
R2,707 Discovery Miles 27 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The explosive expansion of Christianity in Africa and Asia during the last two centuries constitutes one of the most remarkable cultural transformations in the history of mankind. Because it coincided with the spread of European economic and political hegemony, it tends to be taken for granted that Christian missions went hand in hand with Imperialism and colonial conquest. In this book historians survey the relationship between Christian missions and the British Empire from the seventeenth century to the 1960s and treat the subject thematically, rather than regionally or chronologically. Many of these themes are treated at length for the first time, relating the work of missions to language, medicine, anthropology, and decolonization. Other important chapters focus on the difficult relationship between missionaries and white settlers, women and mission, and the neglected role of the indigenous evangelists who did far more than European or North American missionaries to spread the Christian religion - belying the image of Christianity as the 'white man's religion'.

Theories of Imperialism - War, Conquest, and Capital (Book): Norman Etherington Theories of Imperialism - War, Conquest, and Capital (Book)
Norman Etherington
R995 R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 Save R56 (6%) Out of stock
Theories of Imperialism - War, Conquest and Capital (Hardcover): Norman Etherington Theories of Imperialism - War, Conquest and Capital (Hardcover)
Norman Etherington
R3,156 Discovery Miles 31 560 Out of stock

First published in 1984, this study examines closely the shifting attitudes towards, and theories concerning, imperialism, from the colonial wars of the late nineteenth century to America's involvement in Vietnam. This lucid investigation encompasses the World Wars, the disintegration of the Colonies and the Cold War. It also gives fascinating insight into the theories of imperialism advocated by such diverse writers as Hobson, Wilshire, Angell, Brailsford, Luxemberg and Lenin. Throughout, the author objectively evaluates the theory that capitalism is a cause of aggression - a fundamental tenet of anti-imperialist writers. It is Norman Etherington's contention that further investigations into the sources, causes and effects of imperialism can only take place if the various theories concerning it are analysed. A fascinating and detailed study, this reissue will be of particular value to students interested in the theories and history of imperialism.

Grappling with the Beast - Indigenous Southern African Responses to Colonialism, 1840-1930 (English, Tswana, Hardcover): Norman... Grappling with the Beast - Indigenous Southern African Responses to Colonialism, 1840-1930 (English, Tswana, Hardcover)
Norman Etherington, Christopher Saunders, Fred Morton, Peter Limb, Dag Henrichsen, …
R3,869 Discovery Miles 38 690 Out of stock

This volume contributes rich, new material to provide insights into indigenous responses to the colonial empires of Great Britain (South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)) and Germany (Namibia) and explore the complex intellectual, cultural, literary, and political borders and identities that emerged across these spaces. Contributors include distinguished global scholars in the field as well as exciting young scholars. The essays link global-national-local forces in history by analysing how indigenous elites not only interacted with colonial empires to absorb, adapt and re-cast new ideas, forms of discourse, and social formations, but also networked with "ordinary" people to forge new social, ethnic, and political identities and viable social forces. Translated and other primary texts in appendices add to the insights.

Indigenous Evangelists and Questions of Authority in the British Empire 1750-1940 (Hardcover): Peggy Brock, Norman Etherington,... Indigenous Evangelists and Questions of Authority in the British Empire 1750-1940 (Hardcover)
Peggy Brock, Norman Etherington, Gareth Griffiths, Jacqueline Gent
R3,361 Discovery Miles 33 610 Out of stock

This is the first full-length historical study of indigenous evangelists across a range of societies, geographical regions and colonial regimes and the first to focus on the complex issues of authority surrounding the evangelists. It answers a need frequently voiced in recent studies of Christian missions. Most scholars now acknowledge that the remarkable expansion of Christianity in Africa, Asia and the Pacific in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries owed far more to the efforts of indigenous preachers than to the foreign missionaries who loom so large in publications. This book addresses that concern making an excellent introduction to the role of indigenous evangelists in the spread of Christianity, and the many countervailing pressures with which these individuals had to contend. It also includes in the introductory discussions useful statements of the current state of scholarship and theoretical debates in this field.

The Great Treks - The Transformation of Southern Africa, 1815-1854 (Paperback): Norman Etherington The Great Treks - The Transformation of Southern Africa, 1815-1854 (Paperback)
Norman Etherington
R900 R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Save R92 (10%) Out of stock

The end of Apartheid in South Africa requires new history and this original approach to the making of modern South Africa will transform current thinking.

The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Afrikaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the emergence of a new Zulu kingdom as a major military force in the early 19th century - offers an equally powerful symbol of the making of a nation. With their parallel and contested visions of populations on the move to establish new states, these two stories became part of divided South Africa's separate mythologies, treated as unconnected events taking place in separate universes.

The Great Treks - The Transformation of Southern Africa 1815-1854 (Hardcover): Norman Etherington The Great Treks - The Transformation of Southern Africa 1815-1854 (Hardcover)
Norman Etherington
R2,125 R1,859 Discovery Miles 18 590 Save R266 (13%) Out of stock

The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Africaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the emergence of a new Zulu kingdom as a major military force in the early 19th century - offers an equally powerful symbol of the making of a nation. With their parallel visions of populations on the move to establish new states, these two stories became part of divided South Africa's separate mythologies, treated as unconnected events taking place in separate universes. For the first time, in this groundbreaking book, accounts of both migrations are brought together and examined. In uniting these separate visions of African and Afrikaaner history, Norman Etherington provides a fascinating picture of a major turning point in South African history, and points the way for future work on the period.

Mapping Colonial Conquest - Australia and Southern Africa (Paperback): Norman Etherington Mapping Colonial Conquest - Australia and Southern Africa (Paperback)
Norman Etherington
R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Out of stock

In Mapping Colonial Conquest, cartography is revealed to be the product of powerful social formations fiscal, dynastic, military, commercial, and imperial informing not only where we see ourselves in the world, but also how our cultural, historical, a

Preachers, Peasants and Politics in South East Africa, 1835-1880 - African Communities in Natal, Pondoland & Zululand... Preachers, Peasants and Politics in South East Africa, 1835-1880 - African Communities in Natal, Pondoland & Zululand (Hardcover)
Norman Etherington
R1,634 Discovery Miles 16 340 Out of stock

This study focuses on the response to Christianity in southeast Africa -- which witnessed the greatest missionary activity --and seeks to answer a few simple questions. Why did some Africans choose Christianity? Why did most Africans reject it? What kinds of people went to live at mission stations? How did life in African Christian communities differ from life in heathen communities? These and other issues are addressed through a comparative biographical study of the lives oftwo Qwabe cousins, Musi and Nembula, whose names and exploits were first recorded in the 1840s. Musi remained a heathen, established himself as a chief of the Qwabe, and was succeeded by his son who was deposed by white authorities in the aftermath of the Bambatha rebellion. Nembula was baptised; he became manager of a sugar mill and an ordained Congregational minister. Later, while Musi's son awaited the mantle of Qwabe chieftainship, Nembula's son was completing studies at Chicago Medical College, eventually to return to Natal.

Theories of Imperialism - War, Conquest and Capital (Paperback): Norman Etherington Theories of Imperialism - War, Conquest and Capital (Paperback)
Norman Etherington
R1,141 Discovery Miles 11 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1984, this study examines closely the shifting attitudes towards, and theories concerning, imperialism, from the colonial wars of the late nineteenth century to America's involvement in Vietnam. This lucid investigation encompasses the World Wars, the disintegration of the Colonies and the Cold War. It also gives fascinating insight into the theories of imperialism advocated by such diverse writers as Hobson, Wilshire, Angell, Brailsford, Luxemberg and Lenin.

Big Game Hunter: A Biography of Frederick Courtney Selous (Hardcover): Norman Etherington Big Game Hunter: A Biography of Frederick Courtney Selous (Hardcover)
Norman Etherington
R531 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R58 (11%) Out of stock

'He led a singularly adventurous and fascinating life, with just the right alternations between the wilderness and civilization.' Teddy Roosevelt, 1917 This book tells the story of an adventurer, hunter and naturalist in late nineteenth-century Africa, who would inspire novelists such as Rider Haggard and Wilbur Smith. The book describes Selous' extraordinary adventures, which included elephant-hunting, diamond-prospecting and an early expedition to found Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the European scramble for Africa. The book also examines Selous' relationships with other influential people of the time, including Robert Baden-Powell, Frederick Russell Burnham, Cecil Rhodes, King Lobengula of the Ndebele, and American President Teddy Roosevelt. In Big Game Hunter Norman Etherington paints a skilful portrait of a complex man who started as an elephant hunter but who eventually founded some of the first game reserves in Africa and was acclaimed by both the National History Museum and the Royal Geographical Society for his collections and discoveries. Selous, who was killed by a German sniper bullet in Tanganyika in the First World War, was one of the world's great adventurers.

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