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Skepelinge: Aanloop tot 'n roman

R 350
Skepelinge is 'n impressionistiese betragting van die vroeë koloniale tydperk in die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis, gebaseer op Schoeman se kennis van die VOC-tyd en meer spesifiek die skeepvaart. Self het hy dit beskryf as 'n 'hibriede skepping . . . wat in laaste instansie beoordeel moet word as produk van die skeppende verbeelding eerder as van navorsing'.
Skepelinge is 'n unieke nalatenskap - veral waar 'oorsprong' nou meer as ooit vantevore ondersoek word.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-10-20
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9781868427666

Die Anglo-Boereoorlog in 100 Objekte

R 340
Die 25-jarige Lammie de Villiers van die Pretoria-kommando het op Spioenkop gesterf. Die leerstewels wat hy gedra het - en ook generaal Christiaan de Wet se saal, 'n rare velduniform van die ZAR Staatartillerie, en die kerse wat die Boervrou Kotie Steenkamp by haar gehad het toe sy in die veld geleef het, is van die objekte in hierdie boek.
Die volle drama van die Anglo-Boereoorlog word werklik en persoonlik in hierdie versameling ikoniese objekte uit die Oorlogsmuseum se versameling. Die boek volg grootliks die kronologiese verloop van die oorlog, maar lig ook sekere temas uit, waaronder Boere- en Britse wapens, mediese sorg en die vernaamste rolspelers in die konflik.
Die 100 ikoniese items word aangevul deur aangrypende historiese foto's. 'n Verdere 200 bykomende objekte is ingesluit om die storie te help vertel van 'n oorlog wat 'n onuitwisbare merk op die Suid-Afrikaanse landskap gelaat het.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-09-14
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9781868427673

The Anglo-Boer War in 100 objects

R 340
R 272Jy spaar R 68
The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects brings the victories and the tragedies - and the full extent of the human drama behind this war - to life through 100 iconic objects.
A Mafeking siege note helps to illustrate the acute shortages caused by the siege, while a spade used by a Scottish soldier at Magersfontein and the boots of a Boer soldier who died at Spion Kop tell of the severity of some of the famous battles.
The book follows the course of the war but also highlights specific themes, such as British and Boer weaponry, medical services, POW camps, as well as major role-players on both sides.
The text is interspersed with striking historical images from the museum's photographic collection. A further 200 secondary objects have been included to help tell the story of a conflict that left an indelible mark on the South African landscape.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-09-14
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9781868428304

Churchill & Smuts: Die Vriendskap

R 260
Die eiesoortige vriendskap tussen Winston Churchill en Jan Smuts is 'n studie in kontraste. In hul jeug het hulle uiteenlopende wêrelde bewoon: Churchill was die weerbarstige en energieke jong aristokraat; Smuts die asketiese, filosofiese Kaapse plaasseun, wat later aan Cambridge sou gaan studeer. Daar sou hy die eerste student word wat albei dele van die finale regskursus in dieselfde jaar neem en al twee met onderskeiding slaag.
Nadat hulle in die Anglo-Boereoorlog eers as vyande, en later in die Eerste Wêreldoorlog as bondgenote byeengebring is, het die mans 'n vriendskap gesmee wat oor die eerste helfte van die twintigste eeu gestrek het en tot Smuts se dood in 1950 voortgeduur het. Richard Steyn, die skrywer van Jan Smuts: Afrikaner sonder grense, bestudeer dié hegte vriendskap deur twee wêreldoorloë aan die hand van 'n magdom argiefstukke, briewe, telegramme en die omvangryke boeke wat oor albei mans geskryf is.

Dit is 'n fassinerende verhaal oor twee besonderse individue in oorlog en vrede - die een die leier van 'n groot ryk, die ander die leier van 'n klein, weerspannige lid van daardie ryk.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-30
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9780796320278

Saam in Suid-Afrika

R 200
Sluimerende rassisme het na 1994 se reënboogdroom met 'n knal oopgebars. Die rassisme-sweer is besig om dit wat mooi en uniek van Suid-Afrikaners is, te besmet. In hierdie boek word voorraad opgeneem van die situasie deur na bekendes en minder bekendes se stories en ervarings te luister, dit saam te vat en aan die hand daarvan voorstelle te maak, sodat ons mekaar se andersheid kan vier.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-01
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Empire, War and Cricket in South Africa

R 350
R 280Jy spaar R 70
Cecil John Rhodes once said he had only met two creators in South Africa: himself and James Douglas Logan, the Scottish-born founder of Matjiesfontein. Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa explores in detail how Matjiesfontein was created and how Logan developed this little Karoo town into a renowned health resort, attracting the rich and famous - including the likes of South African novelist Olive Schreiner and England cricketer George Lohmann. But above all, this is the untold story of how James Logan was instrumental in developing the game of cricket in South Africa at a time when the country was heading towards war with the British Empire.

Logan immigrated to South Africa in 1877 at the age of 19 and almost immediately began amassing a fortune through business, politics and his high-profile association with that most favoured of imperial pastimes. In Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa, readers will learn how one of the first international cricket matches between South Africa and England took place at Matjiesfontein; explore the controversial 1901 South African cricket tour to England in the midst of the Anglo-Boer War; read the amazing story of how Logan once had the captain and manager of England's cricket team arrested as they boarded their ship home; and discover Logan's close relationship with Rhodes and how their 'shady dealings' brought down the Premier's first government.

Illustrated throughout with photographs and documents, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa is a unique social and political history of the workings of the British Empire in South Africa during the late 19th century; a well-researched and fascinating biography of the man who gave us Matjiesfontein; and an entertaining and at times unbelievable story of cricket's origins in South Africa.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-08-01
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Scorched Earth

R 395
R 316Jy spaar R 79
The policy of scorched earth followed by the British forces during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902, as well as the concentration camps in which the Boer women and children were placed, led to bitter memories and trauma that haunted Afrikaners and other inhabitants of South Africa alike for many years. In this newly revised edition a group of eminent historians take a fresh and sober look, with the perspective brought about by a hundred years, at this most controversial aspect of the war.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-07-01
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9781868427833

A Short History of South Africa

R 250
R 200Jy spaar R 50
In A Short History of South Africa, Gail Nattrass, historian and educator, presents the reader with a brief, general account of South Africa's history, from the very beginning to the present day, from the first evidence of hominid existence, early settlement pre- and post-European arrival and the warfare through the 18th and 19th centuries that lead to the eventual establishment of modern South Africa.
This readable and thorough account, illustrated with maps and photographs, is a culmination of a lifetime of researching and teaching the broad spectrum of South African history, collecting stories, taking students on tours around the country, and working with distinguished historians.
Nattrass's passion for her subject shines through, whether she is elucidating the reader on early humans in the cradle of humankind, or the tumultuous twentieth-century processes that shaped the democracy that is South Africa today. A must for all those interested in South Africa, within the country and abroad.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-07-01
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9780624079743

Vreedsame revolusie

R 280
In die vroeë 1990's is Suid-Afrika op 'n mespunt. Nelson Mandela is vry, maar 'n vreedsame politieke oorgang lyk byna onmoontlik. Te midde van dreigende geweld kom die NP-regering teen die ANC te staan by Kodesa. As hoof van die Nasionale Intelligensiediens (NI) is Niël Barnard sentraal tot dié onstuimige proses. Hy onthul ook hoe vertrouensbande tussen die ANC en NI gesmee is tydens geheime ontmoetings in Europese hotelkamers, en skryf oor sy wedervaringe in Moskou saam met die Russiese KGB.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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Verskroeide aarde

R 395
Die Britse beleid van "verskroeide aarde" en konsentrasiekampe tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog het bitter herinneringe en trauma veroorsaak wat dekades ná die oorlog steeds by Suid-Afrikaners spook. In dié nuut opgedateerde uitgawe van 'n topverkoper gee vooraanstaande historici 'n vars en sober blik op hierdie hoogs omstrede aspek van die oorlog. Dié vokleurboek verken die perspektiewe wat ná meer as 100 jaar moontlik is, en bring nuwe insigte oor een van die mees omstrede aspekte van die oorlog.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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We die like brothers - The Sinking of the SS Mendi

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R 212Jy spaar R 53
The SS Mendi is a wreck site off the Isle of Wight under the protection of Historic England. Nearly 650 men, mostly from the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC), lost their lives in February 1917 following a collision in fog as they travelled to serve as labourers on the Western Front, in one of the largest single losses of life during the conflict.

The loss of the SS Mendi occupies a special place in South African military history. Prevented from being trained as fighting troops by their own government, the men of the SANLC hoped that their contribution to the war effort would lead to greater civil rights and economic opportunities in the new white-ruled nation of South Africa after the war. These hopes proved unfounded, and the SS Mendi became a focus of black resistance before and during the apartheid era in South Africa.

One hundred years on, the wreck of the SS Mendi is a physical symbol of black South Africans' long fight for social and political justice and equality and is one of a very select group of historic shipwrecks from which contemporary political and social meaning can be drawn, and whose loss has rippled forward in time to influence later events; a loss that is now an important part of the story of a new 'rainbow nation'.

The wreck of the SS Mendi is now recognised as one of England's most important First World War heritage assets and the wreck site is listed under the Protection of Military Remains Act. New archaeological investigation has provided real and direct information about the wreck for the first time.

The loss of the Mendi is used to highlight the story of the SANLC and other labour corps as well as the wider treatment of British imperial subjects in wartime.

John Gribble is an experienced diver who has explored the SS Mendi site and runs his own marine archaeology consultancy.

Graham Scott is an archaeologist for Wessex Archaeology.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-05-01
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9781485306146

Jan Smuts - van boerseun tot wêreldverhoog

R 395
Jan Smuts, een van die bekendste Suid-Afrikaners van die twintigste eeu, bly 'n omstrede figuur. Was hy een van die uitstaande staatsmanne van sy tyd of dalk 'n verraaier van Afrikanerbelange en moontlik 'n rassis?
In hierdie boek word generaal J.C. Smuts herwaardeer. Smuts se rol as intellektueel (onder meer vader van holisme), militêre strateeg (hy het 'n leidende rol tydens drie oorloë gespeel), politikus (vir 'n halwe eeu in die "era van die generaals" was hy prominent) en staatsman (hy was 'n dryfkrag agter die vorming van die Unie van Suid-Afrika, die Britse Statebond, die Volkebond en die Verenigde Nasies) word beoordeel. Altesaam 20 outeurs het help skryf.

Soos Paul Kruger aan die einde van die 19de eeu en Nelson Mandela aan die einde van die 20ste eeu, het Jan Smuts in die eerste helfte van die 20ste eeu bo sy tydgenote uitgetroon as 'n leier van buitengewone formaat. Sy staatsmanskap is internasionaal gehuldig. Tog het die NP- en ANC-regerings sy bydraes vir dekades lank onderspeel, omdat dit nie hul Afrikaner- en swart nasionalistiese weergawes van die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis onderskraag het nie. Dit was hoofsaaklik Engelssprekende skrywers, Suid-Afrikaners en buitelanders, wat Smuts se gedagtenis in stand gehou het.

'n Herwaardering van Smuts vanuit 'n Afrikaanse gesigspunt sal dus 'n leemte in die literatuur oor die geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika in die eerste helfte van die 20ste eeu vul. Vandag het ons 'n beter perspektief op sy bydraes binne die historiese konteks van sy tyd. Nuwe getuienis wat voortdurend aan die lig kom, maak dit ook moontlik om 'n meer ingeligte opinie te formuleer oor vrae rondom Smuts.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-05-01
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9781485305743

Paul Kruger Toesprake en Korrespondensie 1881-1900

R 350
Paul Kruger Toesprake en korrespondensie, 1881-1899 probeer om die klem te plaas op minder bekende briefwisseling en optredes van Kruger om sodoende 'n verteenwoordigende beeld van staatspresident Kruger se werksaamhede en standpunte aan te bied. Die teks is deeglik toegelig met ophelderende voetnote. Verder is 'n algemene inleiding, agtergrondsinligting en -ontleding verskaf by elke toepaslike breër tydperk in Kruger se lewe tot 1900.
Die beeld wat van Kruger na vore kom uit 'n deeglike ontleding van veral sy minder bekende korrespondensie en toesprake, verskil dikwels ingrypend van dit wat oor 'n lang tydperk in publikasies oor hom aangebied is. Hierdie publikasie vervul daarom 'n belangrike behoefte: Dit stel die leser in staat om regstreeks deur die lees en bestudering van Kruger se standpunte tot eie en nuwe gevolgtrekkings te kom.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-03-01
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9781485300199

Die VOC aan die Kaap, 1652-1795

R 350
Daar is reeds baie navorsing gedoen en 'n groot aantal publikasies het verskyn oor die geskiedenis van die Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) se tyd aan die Kaap. Nogtans het baie kundiges 'n behoefte aan 'n gesaghebbende publikasie wat die VOC se bewindstyd aan die Kaap volledig sou behandel, geïdentifiseer. 'n Motivering was 'n nuwe belangstelling in die Kompanjiesgeskiedenis en heelwat aspekte van die VOC se verbintenis met Suid-Afrika wat nog nie in die historiografie neerslag gevind het nie. Sewentien medewerkers, wat elkeen 'n deskundige op sy of haar besondere terrein is, is gewerf.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-01-01
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9780620702232

Apartheid - Britain's Bastard Child

R 330
R 264Jy spaar R 66
This book is written as an attempt to understand what psychological factors played a dominant role and undoubtedly contributed to Afrikaners creating apartheid in 1948 - a fatal choice of radical and humiliating race segregation. The book follows their tracks from 1795 to 1948.

This kind of psychological approach in the study of a nation's history is called psychohistory. It is also presented within the realm of the author's own response to the material as she uncovered the layers of humiliation and trauma to her people. Care has been taken to source factual content from a wide range of respected historical sources.

'What cannot be contained, mourned, and worked through in one generation is transmitted, for the most part unconsciously, as affect, mission, and task to the next generation... the fate of repression and dissociation is enactment' - Howard Stein, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

'The evolution of the individual's moral consciousness depends on his/her capacity to sympathize with the pain of the other. But one can't sympathize when one has to wall off one's own pain. To the extent that one is helped to contain rather than split off one's own pain, one is more able to sympathetically identify with the pain of others, that is, one is helped to evolve one's moral consciousness.' - Donald L Carveth, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social and Political Thought, York University.

May this book reveal and heal.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-01-01

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