Reaction to Conquest,(Effects of contact with Europeans on the Pondo of South Africa)

£18.00

This rather bulky volume is based not only on the history of the Amampondo people,but how they came into contact with the first Europeans,and how they adapted to conquest.The Mpondo are a tribe of the Xhosa family in the Eastern Cape province.First encountered on the west bank of the Umzimvubu River.Set out in 16 chapters,we study family life,economic organisation,growing up,marriage,the ancestor cult,witchcraft and magic,whitch doctors,Christianity, beef and beer partys,political organisation,the urban community.An important in-depth study.

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H/b in nice clean boards,corners bumped,a little edge-worn and spine ends bruised.No d/w.Size 9×6 pp 20+582,inc,index,bibliography,glossary,plates inc frontispiece,various lists,genealogical charts,diagrams in text,Maps to both front and back p/d’s and e/pr,s Hinges weak and cracked and sloppy Binding good to firm but dry.A name to half-tittle page.Otherwise internally nice and clean throughout for its age.

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