Eight Zulu Kings - John Laband (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781868428380
Department
Books
Released
17 Aug 2018
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
John Laband
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Language
English
Number of Pages
440
Dimensions
233 x 152 x 15mm (233g)

Summary

In Eight Zulu Kings, well-respected and widely published historian John Laband examines the reigns of the eight Zulu kings from 1816 to the present. Starting with King Shaka, the renowned founder of the Zulu kingdom, he charts the lives of the kings Dingane, Mpande, Cetshwayo, Dinuzulu, Solomon and Cyprian, to today's King Goodwill Zwelithini whose role is little more than ceremonial. In the course of this investigation Laband places the Zulu monarchy in the context of African kingship and tracks and analyses the trajectory of the Zulu kings from independent and powerful pre-colonial African rulers to largely powerless traditionalist figures in post-apartheid South Africa.

Classification

General Subject
History/World
BISAC Subject 1
History / Social History
BISAC Subject 2
History / Africa / South / Republic of South Africa
BISAC Subject 3
History / Africa / South / General
BISAC Subject 5
Reference / Genealogy & Heraldry
BIC Classification 1
Social & cultural history
BIC Classification 2
African history
BIC Classification 3
Indigenous peoples
BIC Classification 4
Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours
BIC Classification 5
African history
Library Subject 1
Zulu African people - Kings and rulers
Library Subject 2
Zululand South Africa - Kings and rulers
Library Subject 3
Zululand South Africa - History
Dewey Classification
968.40922

Author Bio

JOHN LABAND is the author of several books on the Zulu kingdom, including the seminal Rope of Sand: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Kingdom in the Nineteenth Century and The Assassination of King Shaka. He is associated with a number of eminent institutions, including the universities of Cambridge, Wilfrid Laurier in Canada, and KwaZulu-Natal and Stellenbosch. He lives in Greyton in the Western Cape.