The Zulus at War: The History, Rise, and Fall of the Tribe That Washed Its Spears

The Zulus at War: The History, Rise, and Fall of the Tribe That Washed Its Spears


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ISBN-13: 9781510722835
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 666,480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Adrian Greaves, a former soldier and senior police officer, has devoted the past twenty years of his life to studying the Anglo-Zulu War. He is the founder of the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society and the author of numerous works, including the bestselling Rorke’s Drift, to which this book is a worthy companion. He and his wife live at Tenterden, Kent, United Kingdom.
Xolani Mkhize listened to Adrian Greaves’s lectures at Rorke’s Drift as a curious teenager. He then worked for David Rattray becoming an accredited battlefield guide. As the manager of the Rorke’s Drift Zulu Village, he is a popular member of the local community. Being from the Mkhize tribe makes him well placed to understand Zulu history and culture. He lives in Natal Province, South Africa.
Ian Knight is an acknowledged authority on the Anglo-Zulu War and the history of the Zulu Kingdom. He has written over thirty books on South African history, including Zulu Rising.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Maps ix

Foreword xiv

Zulu Names xv

Timeline of Events Significant to the Zulu People xvii

Glossary of Terms xx

Introduction xxvi

Chapter 1 The Emergence of the Zulus 1

Chapter 2 Shaka and the Second Mfecane 8

Chapter 3 Zulu Rituals and Customs 23

Chapter 4 White Expansionism in South Africa and the Eight Frontier Wars 35

Chapter 5 Passing the Crown: From Kings Shaka, Dingane and Mpande to King Cetshwayo 55

Chapter 6 The Emergence of King Cetshwayo 64

Chapter 7 Defending their Nation 91

Chapter 8 Isandlwana 104

Chapter 9 To Rorke's Drift 115

Chapter 10 Nyezane and Gingindlovu 125

Chapter 11 Ntombe, Hlobane and Khambula 137

Chapter 12 The Zulu Defence of Ulundi, and the Prince Imperial Louis Napoleon 152

Chapter 13 The Battle of kwaNodwengu-Uimdi, 4 July 1879 158

Chapter 14 Beginning of the End 164

Chapter 15 Closure of the Zulu War 171

Chapter 16 Long Live the King 185

Appendices 195

A The Mfecane 195

B Boer Account: Blood River 197

C Chelmsford's Orders to the Five Invasion Columns 198

D The Ultimatum 200

E King Cetshzvayo in London 206

Notes 209

Bibliography 217

Index 220

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