John Laband's The Assassination of King Shaka: Zulu History's Dramatic PDF

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By John Laband

ISBN-10: 1868428079

ISBN-13: 9781868428076

In this riveting new ebook, John Laband, pre-eminent historian of the Zulu state, tackles many of the questions that swirl round the assassination in 1828 of King Shaka, the distinguished founding father of the Zulu nation and battle chief of mythical brilliance: Why did favorite contributors of the royal apartment conspire to kill him? simply how major an element did the white hunter-traders settled at Port Natal play of their royal patron’s downfall? Why have been Shaka's family members with the British Cape Colony key to his survival? And why did the robust military he had created acquiesce so tamely within the usurpation of the throne through Dingane, his half-brother and assassin?

In his look for solutions Laband turns to the Zulu voice heard via recorded oral testimony and praise-poems, and to the written money owed and recollections of the Port Natal trader-hunters and the despatches of Cape officers. during probing and assessing this proof the writer vividly brings the early Zulu state and its population to existence. He throws mild in this elusive personality of and his personal unpredictable intentions, whereas illuminating the fears and targets of these trying to prosper and live to tell the tale in his detrimental nation: a state that however persevered in all its crucial features, quite militarily, until eventually its destruction 51 years later in 1879 through the British; and whose destiny, legend has it, Shaka envisioned along with his demise breath.

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During this riveting new e-book, John Laband, pre-eminent historian of the Zulu state, tackles a number of the questions that swirl round the assassination in 1828 of King Shaka, the distinguished founding father of the Zulu country and battle chief of mythical brilliance: Why did well-liked individuals of the royal condo conspire to kill him?

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