South Africa (5th ed.)

A Modern History

by T.R.H. Davenport, Christopher Saunders

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  • 0230287549
  • 9780333792230
  • 9780230287549
A comprehensive survey of the whole of South African history from pre-colonial times to 1999, essential for serious students of the subject. It handles all major topics in some depth, with special focus on the dramatic changes in that country since 1990. It includes an important chapter on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and information on the recent South African elections. Both authors have long experience of university teaching in South Africa and have published widely in the field.

  • Palgrave Macmillan; March 2000
  • ISBN: 9780230287549
  • Edition: 5
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  • Title: South Africa
  • Author: T.R.H. Davenport; Christopher Saunders
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
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ISBNs
  • 0230287549
  • 9780333792230
  • 9780230287549

In The Press

'This work is a remarkable tour de force; to have managed to deal so brilliantly within the compass of a few hundred pages with the fascinating history of South Africa from prehistoric times right up to the second democratic elections of that beloved country'. - the Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Emeritus Archbishop of Cape Town

'Probably the best one-volume work on the subject yet published.' - Marcel Berlins, The Times Educational Supplement


About The Author

T.R.H. DAVENPORT was Reader, Professor and then Head of Department of History at Rhodes University in Grahamstown until his retirement in 1990. He was previously Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of The Afrikaner Bond: the History of a South African Political Party, and contributor to the Oxford History of South Africa and to a variety of professional journals.

CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS is Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of numerous books and articles on aspects of South African history, including The Making of South Africa (1988), A Historical Dictionary of South Africa (1983 , new ed. 1999) and many articles in the South African History Journal.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0230287549
  • 9780333792230
  • 9780230287549