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Terrific majesty : the powers of Shaka Zulu and the limits of historical invention

Author: Carolyn Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 1998. ©1998
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Since his assassination in 1828, King Shaka Zulu has made his empire in popular imaginations throughout Africa and the West. Shaka is the hero of Zulu nationalism, the centerpiece of Inkatha  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hamilton, Carolyn.
Terrific majesty.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(DLC) 98010551
Named Person: Shaka, King of the Zulu; Chaka, Chef des Zoulous; Shaka, King of the Zulu; König) Chaka (Zulu
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Hamilton
ISBN: 0674874455 9780674874459 0674874463 9780674874466 9780674038202 0674038207
OCLC Number: 317460679
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 278 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Painted chests, academic body servants, and visions of modern airlines: Shaka in contemporary discourses --
2. The origins of the image of Shaka --
3. The men who would be Shaka: Shaka as a model for the Natal native administration --
4. "The establishment of a living source of tradition": James Stuart and the genius of Shakan despotism --
5. Shaka as metaphor, memory, and history in apartheid South Africa --
6. "The Government resembles Tshaka."
Responsibility: Carolyn Hamilton.


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Carolyn Hamilton's new book is not a history of Shaka; it is rather a history of the histories of Shaka, an attempt to understand [its] changing presentations. This might, at first glance, seem a Read more...

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