History, historians & Afrikaner nationalism

essays on the History Department of the University of Pretoria, 1909-1985
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Kleio , Vanderbijlpark
University of Pretoria -- Dept. of History -- History, Afrikaners -- Ethnic identity -- History, Afrikaners -- History, Nationalism -- South Africa -- History, Historians -- South Africa -- Biography -- History and crit
Other titlesHistory, historians and Afrikaner nationalism
StatementF.A. Mouton (ed.), Nicholas Southey [and] Albert van Jaarsveld.
ContributionsMouton, F. A., Southey, Nicholas., Van Jaarsveld, Albert.
LC ClassificationsLG405 .H57 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 252 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16772989M
ISBN 101868225046
ISBN 139781868225040
LC Control Number2007492184

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Mouton (ed): book review Navigate this Journal AboutCited by: 1. Nationalism. History and Theory 1st Edition This book looks at how historians (and others, such as sociologists and political theorists) have explained the development, and enduring importance, of national identities from c to the present day.

It compares and contrasts a wide range of different theories, and will be useful for anyone Cited by: History, historians & Afrikaner nationalism: essays on the History Department of the University of Pretoria, Author: F A Mouton ; Nicholas Southey ; Albert Van.

The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research (TD) is a journal dedicated to promoting the concept of transdisciplinary historians & Afrikaner nationalism book. It is aimed at creating knowledge with the collaboration of the formal sectors of the natural and human sciences as base.

Over and above this, the intention is to focus on levels of knowledge that are to be found at grassroots : Pieter De Klerk. This new approach to the social history of Afrikaner nationalism looks into the diverse causes for the rise of a political movement which was to shape South African history profoundly during the 20th Century.

In the s Afrikaner nationalism transformed itself from a populist into a cultural nationalism, becoming politically radicalised at the same time.

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Asa cultural and political phenomenon, a specifically ethnic nationalism and narrowly defined Afrikaner nationalism undoubtedly left its mark on twentieth-century South African history. Afrikaner nationalism. In order to understand the situation pertaining to social history and Afrikaner historiography, it is necessary to highlight certain characteristics of this historiography.

A striking feature is the large amount of information which is usually collected and systematized, but at timesFile Size: 2MB.

Origins of Afrikaner Nationalism - historians & Afrikaner nationalism book many Afrikaner historians have contended that Afrikaner nationalism began much earlier and was an important factor in the Great Trek, History idea was shot down by F van Jaarsveld in The Awakening of Afrikaner Nationalism.

The trekboers certainly had important feelings of group identity: a belief that they were not only. African historians were caught up in a self-perpetuating Even the most modern of Afrikaans general history books many of the more controversial subjects of Afrikaner nationalism, such as the Broederbond.

This somewhat ambiguous attitude. Afrikaner Nationalism. Afrikaner theorists of Apartheid adopted the ideological concept of segregation from its early liberal advocates and strengthened it with concepts of ethnic" identity and national self-determination.

Afrikaner Nationalist historians played a vital role. In the conclusion of his book Banal Nationalism, Michael Billig writes, ‘If the future remains uncertain, we know the past history of that should be sufficient to encourage a habit of watchful suspicion’ (Billig).

This warning has perhaps never been truer or more relevant than in the second decade of the new millennium, which has been characterised by a. The book highlights the careers of some of Nigeria's notable historians of the first and second generation. Toyin Falola is Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Saheed Aderinto is assistant professor of history at Western Carolina : Toyin Falola, Saheed Aderinto. African Nationalism and the Struggle for Freedom INTRODUCTION African nationalism is a subjective feeling of kinship or affinity shared by people of African descent.

It is a feeling based on shared cultural norms, traditional institutions, racial heritage, and a com-mon historical experience. One enduring historical experienceFile Size: KB. Afrikaner Nationalism had a personalized political philosophy. The Union of South Africa was created in (Wilson and Thompson, ) and eight years after the 2nd Boer War, Hertzog broke ties with prime minister then, and formed the National Party in The media in those days had a party affiliated with it.

One complicated era from history that has a debatable cause is Apartheid. While some historians cite complex causes for Apartheid, most people in the general public simply believe racism was the root of the institution.

While racism did factor into later practices of Apartheid. African nationalism is an umbrella term which refers to a group of political ideologies, mainly within Sub-Saharan Africa, which are based on the idea of national self-determination and the creation of nation states.

The ideology emerged under European colonial rule during the 19th and 20th centuries and was loosely inspired by nationalist ideas from Europe. Originally, African nationalism. That the fostering of African nationalism might result in violence was apparently not considered contrary to Christian ethics and is evidence of the divided mind of African ministers.

Cf., Leo Kuper, An African Bourgeoisie: Race, Class and Politics in South Africa (London, ),‘African clergymen are encased in ambivalence ’.Cited by: The AskHistorians Master Book List. If you are interested in how History and Historians view the world around them and the world of the past this is for you.

You'll often hear references to 'thinking like a lawyer' or some other profession. One of the most influential treatises on the origins of nationalism, this book explores the.

James Loewen spent two years at the Smithsonian Institution surveying twelve leading high school textbooks of American history. He found an embarrassing blend of bland optimism, blind nationalism, and plain misinformation, weighing in at an average of pages and almost five pounds.

Written as virulent nationalism spread disastrously in Europe, and to a lesser extent in America, the book’s revival reflects a surge of interest in one of the 20th century’s darkest decades.

The parallels between the current time and what one writer describes as the “Morbid Age” of the s has led to a fierce debate between.

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Terence Ranger obituary. Comrades bid farewell to Terry Ranger on his deportation in From left to right; Terence Ranger, Shelagh Ranger, Maurice Nyagumbo, Joshua Nkomo, Robert Chikerema, Robert Mugabe and John Reed. InTerence Ranger, who has died a was deported from Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

Hermann Giliomee, writing in Rapport Weekliks of March 9,refers to Koorts’s biography as an “excellent, often spell-binding work that reveals the many dimensions of the man who dominated the Afrikaner nationalist movement”.

These words from one of the country’s leading historians must surely be a feather in the cap for Koorts, and deservedly so. This extensive history of South Africa was written by some of the country’s most prominent historians. Its broad scope includes South Africa's pre-colonial history, slavery, Afrikaner nationalism, an environmental history and an analysis of a post-apartheid South Africa.

Some relevant questions are asked in this by: 6. (Editor) History, Historians and Afrikaner nationalism: Essays on the History Department of the University of Pretoria, (Kleio Publishers, ) Iron in the Soul.

The Leaders of the Official Parliamentary Opposition in South Africa, (Protea Book House, ). This book is a biography of the Afrikaner people. A historian and journalist who was one of the earliest and staunchest Afrikaner opponents of apartheid, Hermann Giliomee weaves together life stories and historical interpretation to create a narrative history of the Afrikaners from their beginnings with the colonization of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch /5.

Afrikaner recognised all his being, his ideals and his state institu- tions — in brief, all those factors in which his nationalism was rooted. His historical writing had to serve the purpose of preserving his identity. In the over-emphasis by the Afrikaner of political history, other avenues or themes such as the colonial background of the.

History teaching before was there to "bolster up Afrikaner nationalism, and black South Africans were merely the objects of history. "Now, under the ANC, that has completely : Charlotte Higgins. Afrikaner Broederbond branch, – Johan Zaaiman* Introduction The history of the Afrikaner Broederbond (AB) is well documented.

Its functioning is closely examined in the books by Ivor Wilkins and H. Strydom,1 and by J.H.P. Serfontein.2 In Hermann Giliomee’s recent work, the influence of the AB has also.

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As questions of colonial history and identity become central to framing debate, Jonny Pitts’ Afropean: Notes from Black Europe (Allen Lane) is a must read.

A personal, humane and searingly insightful journey through African communities in Europe, this book is the perfect antidote to Brexit, historicising and addressing the histories and legacies of racism at the heart. Established by the AHA inthe National History Center brings historians into conversations with policymakers and other leaders to stress the importance of historical perspectives in public decision-making.

Today’s author, Elizabeth Schmidt, recently presented in the NHC’s Washington History Seminar program on “Foreign Intervention in Africa during the Cold War: The Struggle .“Afrikaner nationalism”, “ apartheid ” and “whit e supremacy” are not simply dissimilar terms for a single phenomenon.

Rather, although they have a number of features inAuthor: Lindie Koorts.historians and other academic writers to the Afrikaner national mythology and to the apartheid policy of the Afrikaner Nationalist Party.

The reader 1 Based on a paper originally contributed to Historians in Tropical Africa. The Pro-ceedings of the Leverhulme African Inter-Collegiate Conference in History held at the.