A study of the San speaking people of South Africa (Bushmen)
A study of the San speaking people of South Africa (Bushmen) When rains descend on southern Africa, especially on those parts where cattle are kept, flies regenerate in numbers intolerable to Western sensibilities.
Author: Edwin N. Wilmsen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Business & Economics
In 1990 Namibia gained its independence after a decades-long struggle against South African rule--and, before that, against German colonialism. This book, the first new scholarly general history of Namibia in two decades, provides a fresh synthesis of these events, and of the much longer pre-colonial period. A History of Namibia opens with a chapter by John Kinahan covering the evidence of human activity in Namibia from the earliest times to the nineteenth century, and for the first time making a synthesis of current archaeological research widely available to non-specialists. In subsequent chapters, Marion Wallace weaves together the most up-to-date academic research (in English and German) on Namibian history, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. She explores histories of migration, production and power in the pre-colonial period, the changes triggered by European expansion, and the dynamics of the period of formal colonialism. The coverage of German rule includes a full chapter on the genocide of 1904-8. Here, Wallace outlines the history and historiography of the wars fought in central and southern Namibia, and the subsequent mass imprisonment of defeated Africans in concentration camps. The final two chapters analyse the period of African nationalism, apartheid and war between 1946 and 1990. The book's conclusion looks briefly at the development of Namibia in the two decades since independence. A History of Namibia provides an invaluable introduction and reference source to the past of a country that is often neglected, despite its significance in the history of the region and, indeed, for that of European colonialism and international relations. It makes accessible the latest research on the country, illuminates current controversies, puts forward new insights, and suggests future directions for research. The book's extensive bibliography adds to its usefulness for scholar and general reader alike.
Wilmsen, Land Filled with Flies, pp. 86, 88. Quoted in Jill Kinahan, 'Impenetrable Shield', p. 25. See also Randolph Vigne, 'Imperialism at One Remove: Britain and Namibia, 1785–1915' in Wood (ed.), Namibia 1884–1984, pp. 145–51.
Author: Marion Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Africa has been and currently is the site of numerous conflicts and crises. Authors previously wrote of these as specifically African problems or the problems of Europeans in Africa, but newer scholarship on other aspects of Africa has come to stress the interconnectness of Africa and the wider world. Still, it has often been limited to studies of isolated instances within African countries, with little-to-no connection to greater patterns of international power and violence. This volume explores the historical and present local and international dimensions of the myriad security crises in Africa, from the role of international relations during liberation to multination efforts against piracy.
Edwin Wilmsen's, Land Filled With Flies (1989), is an evocative introduction to the political economy of the Kalahari and the desert ecologies of southern Africa. To the uninitiated, the word desert suffices for a wide range of ...
Author: Toyin Falola
This book is not about me. It is about God, but Invariably people want to know something about the author, so here it is: He lives just inside the Jesus Gates leading to his farm in West Virginia. On one side of the gates (Which are pictured on the jacket) are the 10 Commandments all written in stone and on the opposite side is the beatitudes written in stone. In his lawn is a welcome stone with this inscription “Paradise Hill” and another stone at the garage entry with the 10 commandments for happy living.
ISAIAH CHAPTER 18 INTRODUCTION TO ISAIAH CHAPTER 18 This land has been called the “land of flies and mosquitoes. ... The prophet directs his attention to the land that is filled with insects which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia.
Author: Lewis P. Hussell
A classic in conservative Old Testament scholarship, this three-volume commentary concentrates primarily on the meaning of the text of Isaiah rather than on specific textual problems. Volume 1 covers chapters 1-18; Volume 2 looks at chapters 19-39; Volume 3 surveys chapters 40-66.
... bees and flies were called.45 Earlier , Isaiah has stated that the Lord would hiss for faraway nations ; now he identifies those nations.46 the fly which is in the end of the rivers of Egypt – Egypt is a land filled with flies ...
Author: Edward J. Young
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
The idea that the period of social turbulence in the nineteenth century was a consequence of the emergence of the powerful Zulu kingdom under Shaka has been written about extensively as a central episode of southern African history. Considerable dynamic debate has focused on the idea that this period – the ‘mfecane’- left much of the interior depopulated, thereby justifying white occupation. One view is that ‘the time of troubles’ owed more to the Delagoa Bay Slave trade and the demands of the labour-hungry Cape colonists than to Shaka’s empire building. But is there sufficient evidence to support the argument? The Mfecane Aftermath investigates the very nature of historical debate and examines the uncertain foundations of much of the previous historiography.
Schmelen quoted in B. Lau, Namibia in Jonker Afrikaner's Time, Windhoek, 1987, 28. E. Wilmsen, Land Filled with Flies: A Political Economy of the Kalahari, Chicago, 1989, 91. J. E. Alexander, Expedition of Discovery into the Interior of ...
Author: Carolyn Hamilton
Publisher: NYU Press
The ancients could evidently control flies and bees by hissing at them. [Note: See Edward J. Young, The Book of Isaiah 3 vols; 1:296, for sources indicating this in Aeschylus' writings.] Egypt was a land filled with flies, ...
Author: William Petri
Land Filled with Flies: A Political Economy of the Kalahari. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. Wilmsen, Edwin N. & D. Durham 1988. Food as a Function of Seasonal Environment and Social History. In (I. de Garine and G. A. ...
A comprehensive and fascinating account of all the major groups of southern African hunter-gatherers.
The modern form of the debate was ignited by several publications, the most significant of which was Wilmsen's (1989) Landfilled with flies. This portrays a revisionist picture: Bushmen are not only in contact but subservient to their ...
Author: Alan Barnard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1989.
Politics of Aboriginal Land Tenure Edwin N. Wilmsen ... Thorough reconsideration of Zhu kinship and marriage may be found in Land Filled with Flies; only the outlines necessary to comprehend the active dialectic among Zhu kinship, ...
Author: Edwin N. Wilmsen