The Edges of War. A History of Frontier Wars (1702–1878)


This book presents for the general reader a new and entertaining account of the long struggle between Europeans and Africans that took place along the eastern frontier of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.This struggle began in 1702 when the Xhosa tribe,migrating south and west from some ancient place of origin,contacted the European ‘trekboers’,migrating north and east from their settlements at the Cape of Good hope.When the edges of these human tides met and touched,bloodshed and warfare followed.

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H/b in v/g clean and sharp boards,also in a v/g pictorial d/w,some very slight corner and edge-wear.Size 10×7 pp 17+304,inc,index,list of works cited,notes on sources,page maps,plates, some as artists impressions,and reproduced photographic prints,glossary,notes on names,a genealogical chart of the Xhosa people to both front and verso p/d’s and f/ep’s.Hinges strong.Binding tight (suggest unread).No foxing,staining or browning,internally clean and bright throughout.


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