Myth of Iron – Shaka in History.


Over the decades we have heard a great deal about Shaka, the most famous of Zulu leaders. It may come as a surprise, therefore, that we do not know when he was born, nor what he looked like, nor precisely when or why he was assassinated. In Shaka’s case even these most basic facts of any person’s biography remain locked in security. Meanwhile the public image, somtimes monstrous, sometimes heroic, juggernauts on-truly a ‘myth of iron’ that is so intriguing, so dramatic, so archetypal, and sometimes so politically useful, that few have subjected it to proper scrutiny. This publication goes as far as possible in the search for the truth.

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H/b in illustrated fine condition,no d/w as published.Size 10×7 pp 18+615,inc,index,select bibliography,notes to text,page maps,various genealogical charts.Hinges strong.Binding tight (as unread).Internaly clean,bright and sharp throughout. A fine-fine as new copy.


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