The House of Phalo: A History of the Xhosa People in the Days of Their Independence

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University of California Press, 01.01.1982 - 281 Seiten
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"In this first modern history of the Xhosa, J.B. Peires relates the story of one of the most numerous and important indigenous peoples in contemporary South Africa from their consolidation, through an era of cooperation and conflict with whites (whom the Xhosa regarded as uncivilized), to the frontier wars that eventuated in their present position as a subordinate group in the modern South African state"--Back cover.
 

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THE FOUNDATION OF THE XHOSA KINGDOM
13
CHIEFS AND COMMONERS
27
FROM THE REIGN OF PHALO TO THE TRIUMPH
45
VISIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS
64
FROM NGQIKAS PEACE TO MAQOMAS
79
EXCHANGES AND INNOVATIONS
95
A BREAK OF SORTS 18361846
109
FIRE AND SWORD
135
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
161
APPENDICES
170
Footnotes
192
Bibliography
260
Index
276
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