An explanation of the term mfecane, its history in south africa with the zulu nation , and reasons why the subject is controversial with historians. Theal did not use the term 'mfecane', but simply 'the wars of tchaka' as being primarily responsible for all this 'barbarity' theal portrayed shaka as a cruel. A hotly contested issue in the debate on south africa's mfecane which enlivened the pages of this journal a decade ago was the charge that colonial historians.
Was the mfecane a figment of historians' imagination as julian cobbing contends how large a responsibility do shaka and the zulu people bear for the social. This thesis will aim to explore the relationship between the battle of dithakong and 'mfecane' theory in connection with the growing critique led by julian. That the present-day location of the bantu-speakers in south africa is both a simple reflection of these original migrations and of the mfecane,. Mfecane was the period of widespreading warfare plundening disturbances, destruction andmigrations in zulu land and in some other parts of.
The story of how the ndebele ended up in zimbabwe is explained in terms of the impact of the mfecane—a nineteenth century revolution marked by the collapse. European stereotypes, african societies and the mfecane the early part of the nineteenth century was a time of great social and political reformation in southern . This is what are the different interpretations of the mfecane by choices program on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people. They have been moving from their traditional lands, pushing others ahead of them, in an upheaval known as the mfecane modern research suggests that one of. Mfecane, (zulu: “the crushing”), sotho difaqane, series of zulu and other nguni wars and forced migrations of the second and third decades of the 19th century.
The history of the continent from an african perspective with hundreds of pages, and multi-media, the bbc investigates the events and characters that have. Mfecane also known by the sesotho name difaqane or lifaqane was a period of widespread chaos and warfare among indigenous ethnic communities in. The period of the mfecane consisted of vast migrations, random raids, battles and recurring periods of hardships and scarcity for many indigenous people in the. Eldredge's research on lesotho and then zulu-natal began in the early 1980s, and contributed to debates over the origins of the “mfecane”.
Mfecane,cape coloureds,cattle raiding,khoikhoi,independent farmers,cattle herders,zulu kingdom,dutch fort,protestant religion,assegai,afrikaners,dutch east. Mfecane the image of africa and the land question by toby chance august 2013 on february 13th 2013, dr pieter mulder of the freedom. Set out the main characteristics of african political communities in southern africa as they existed in the mid-nineteenth century, after the mfecane and before. The ripple effect of the mfecane covered a vast geographical area conflicts between competing groups stretched from the eastern cape frontier all the way to.
Bibliography: includes bibliographical references (p 441-477) and index publisher's summary: was the mfecane a figment of historians' imagination as julian. Sources of conflict in southern africa, c 1800-30: the 'mfecane' reconsidered author(s): elizabeth a eldredge reviewed work(s): source: the journal of. The rise of the zulu people under their king shaka zulu during the mfecane / difaqane war was one of the most significant historical occurrences in the early. To the victoria falls - enter the ndebele - the mfecane.
The section below on the mfecane can be used as an introduction to this section it is important to note that caps 2011 does not require it to be. This was the mfecane, the crushing, an explosion of savage wars and migrations which gave rise to the zulu nation much of it was provoked by.
Explain what is meant by mfecane outline the main causes of the mfecane name the mfecane states in southern africa describe the events of the mfecane. The so-called 'mfecane' has been explained in many ways by historians, but never adequately julian cobbing has absolved the zulu of. The mfecane was a period of chaos and indigenous tribal warfare in south africa that saw the near.