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Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe
     

Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe

by R. Kent Rasmussen, Steven C. Rubert
 

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Nearly twenty years after Zimbabwe's independence, this important resource is going into its 3d edition. Zimbabwe has witnessed an incredible amount of history in the relatively short span of eighteen years. The new edition of this dictionary updates the dictionary to keep it abreast of the changes in the country. Hundreds of fresh entries cover new political leaders

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Nearly twenty years after Zimbabwe's independence, this important resource is going into its 3d edition. Zimbabwe has witnessed an incredible amount of history in the relatively short span of eighteen years. The new edition of this dictionary updates the dictionary to keep it abreast of the changes in the country. Hundreds of fresh entries cover new political leaders, changing governmental, cultural, and economic developments, and scores of place name changes. There were also corrections to existing entries and an expanded bibliography.

Author Biography: Steven C. Rubert was a research associate at the University of Zimbabwe and is currently Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University. R. Kent Rasmussen has published several books on the history of Zimbabwe's Ndebele people.

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Revised to reflect recent events, this edition contains entries on people, places, institutions, events, ethnic groups, and political parties influential in the political, social, cultural, and economic life of Zimbabwe. It also includes entries of historical significance, with reference to the colonial period and the movement for independence. Details of this history are covered in the introductory essay, and in a separate chronology. Rubert is a researcher at the University of Zimbabwe; Rasmussen is a reference book editor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810823372
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
African Historical Dictionaries Series , #46
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
542

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