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A Military History of South Africa : From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the End of Apartheid.

Author: Timothy J Stapleton
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2010.
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A Military History of South Africa: From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the End of Apartheid represents the first comprehensive military history of South Africa from the beginning of European colonization in the Cape during the 1650s to the current postapartheid republic. With particular emphasis on the last 200 years, this balanced analysis stresses the historical importance of warfare and military structures in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stapleton, Timothy J.
A Military History of South Africa : From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the End of Apartheid.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Stapleton
ISBN: 9780313365904 0313365903
OCLC Number: 651599577
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Warfare and Frontier (c.16501830); 2 Wars of Colonial Conquest (183069); 3 Diamond Wars (186985); 4 Gold Wars (18861910); 5 World Wars (191048); 6 Apartheid Wars (194894); Conclusion: The Post-Apartheid Military; Notes; Further Reading; Index.

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A Military History of South Africa: From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the End of Apartheid represents the first comprehensive military history of South Africa from the beginning of European colonization in the Cape during the 1650s to the current postapartheid republic. With particular emphasis on the last 200 years, this balanced analysis stresses the historical importance of warfare and military structures in the shaping of modern South African society. Important themes include military adaptation during the process of colonial conquest and African resistance, the growth of South Africa as a regio.

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