The Tribe That Washed its Spears


The Zulus at War

By: Adrian Greaves, Xolani Mkhize
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781526766571
Published: 30th January 2020
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
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The Tribe That Washed its Spears

This authoritative, yet hugely readable, book traces the history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa they were not indigenous as were the Koi and San population and the establishment of Zululand. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his colourful successors under whose leadership the warrior nation built its fiercesome reputation.

It studies the tactics and weapons employed during the numerous inter-tribal battles that occurred.

The Zulus real struggle for survival, rather than supremacy, came in wars against the white settlers. In 1877/78 they defeated the Boers in the Sekunini War and this prompted British intervention. Initially the might of the British empire was humbled but the 1879 war, despite the shock Zulu victory at Isandlwana, saw the crushing of the Zulu Nation.

The little known consequences of the division of Zululand, the Boer War and the 1906 Zulu Rebellion are analysed in fascinating detail.

 

 




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