FEATURING - Romance of Empire - South Africa by Ian Duncan Colvin

Posted on February 15, 2021

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

Romance of Empire - South Africa by Ian Duncan Colvin.

Part of the Romance of Empire series produced in London during the first decade of the twentieth century, this dashing sweep of South African colonial history tells the story of southern Africa from the first European sighting in the 1400s right through to the end of the Anglo Boer War in 1902. Described as “a marvellously politically incorrect book,” this work draws upon original colonial records and accounts to provide now-hidden insights into the storyline of the longest lasting-and most influential-of European settlements in Africa. Read thrilling accounts of the early Portuguese explorations, the arrival of the first Dutch colonists, the growth of the Cape Colony, the advent of slavery and its repercussions, the British occupation of the Cape, the endless frontier wars, the Great Trek, the war with the Zulus, and finally the clash between Boer and Brit. An enthralling book, told in a frank and forthright manner.

UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/16777

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Du Plessis (ZPA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Nikki Haw

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