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Symbols of Inclusion and Exclusion: Nationalism, Colonial Consciousness, and the “Great Hymn”

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

One of the key items on the program of the African Choir was the “Great Hymn”, composed in the 1820s by Ntsikana Gaba, one of the first Xhosa Christian converts. Ntsikana's composition has been ... More


Suicidal Millennialism: Xhosa Cattle-Slaying (1856–1857 ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the dynamics of apocalyptic expectation among the Xhosa in South Africa. After a series of millennially inspired uprisings against, and crushed by, the British, and the advent ... More


Genealogies: The Evangelical Revival, Methodism, and Pioneer Mission Work in the Cape Colony, 1790s–1820s

Fiona Vernal

in The Farmerfield Mission: A Christian Community in South Africa, 1838-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199843404
eISBN:
9780199950546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843404.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter one places the Evangelical Revival in its European context especially the birth and significance of Methodism and the formation of missionary societies to spread the Gospel to Africa. ... More


The Sleep of the Brave: Graves as Sites and Signs in the Colonial Eastern Cape

David Bunn

in Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229488
eISBN:
9780520927292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229488.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the representational power of graves in the Eastern Cape region in South Africa during colonial rule between 1840 and 1880. It suggests that during this period there was ... More


Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

John Laband

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the British embarked on a concerted series of campaigns in South Africa. Within three years they waged five wars against African states with the intent of ... More


Not the ‘White Man's Dogs’

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Xhosa army advancing into the Kentani camp in February 7, 1878 led by Khiva and Sarhili's son, Sigcawu, were deploying to the southwest of Kentani, and the Ngqika led by Sandile himself were ... More


South Africa: better ‘the Hottentot at the hustings’ than ‘the Hottentot in the wilds with his gun on his shoulder’

Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

in Equal Subjects, Unequal Rights: Indigenous People in British Settler Colonies, 1830-1910

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060038
eISBN:
9781781700334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060038.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the expansion of the British Empire and early political developments in the British settler colonies in South Africa from the late 1830s to around 1870. The British took over ... More


A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Roger S. Levine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Born into a Xhosa royal family around 1792 in South Africa, Jan Tzatzoe was destined to live in an era of profound change—one that witnessed the arrival and entrenchment of European colonialism. As a ... More


Introduction

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This book discusses the life of Jan Tzatzoe, an African leader and intermediary who flourished in the European world of the missionary, Reverend Read, who helped raise him from boyhood, and the ... More


Buffalo River 1833–1835: A Blessing to His Tribe

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the period six years after John Brownlee's residence at the Buffalo River. During this time, Brownlee finally admitted three people into Church Fellowship. Tzatzoe assisted ... More


British Kaffraria 1845–1868: Our perilous condition and our duties as subjects

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Tzatzoe's meeting with Sir Peregrine Maitland, the Governor of the Cape, more than twenty years after he helped John Brownlee establish the Chumie Mission Station. He was ... More


“All Most Cheerfully Touched the Symbol of Peace”: Turbulent Frontiers and Conquest in Southern Africa

Paul K. Macdonald

in Networks of Domination: The Social Foundations of Peripheral Conquest in International Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199362165
eISBN:
9780190217952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362165.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines British conquest in Southern Africa in the mid-nineteenth century. It argues that the British were able to exploit growing cross-frontier ties with a variety of local elites, ... More


People at the Gates: Fort Willshire and Cultural Transformation in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Flordeliz T. Bugarin

in British Forts and Their Communities: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056753
eISBN:
9780813053646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056753.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

During the early nineteenth century in South Africa, the British built Fort Willshire on the banks of the Keiskamma River. At its gates, they established the first official trade fairs and mandated ... More


Styling the Self: Making Missionary Travels

Justin D. Livingstone

in Livingstone's ‘Lives’: A metabiography of a Victorian icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095320
eISBN:
9781781707951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095320.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The second chapter considers Livingstone’s own self-representation in the best-selling travelogue, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. Despite being one of the most celebrated ... More


Uncovering Argument Licensing

Claire Halpert

in Argument Licensing and Agreement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190256470
eISBN:
9780190256500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256470.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter reviews proposals that Bantu languages lack case-licensing and argues in favor of a different conclusion for Zulu: certain nominals must receive case-licensing in vP-internal positions. ... More


Soldiers

Jeffrey A. Auerbach

in Imperial Boredom: Monotony and the British Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198827375
eISBN:
9780191866258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827375.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Although the story of the British Empire has often been told in terms of its military campaigns, and although military heroism was part of the lore of empire, Chapter 4 shows that by the ... More


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