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The Origins of the South African War, 1899-1902 (Origins of Modern Wars) Hardcover – December, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0582277779 ISBN-10: 0582277779

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Product Details

  • Series: Origins of Modern Wars
  • Hardcover: 455 pages
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group (December 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0582277779
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582277779
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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'This is an important, accessible and thoughtfully written text which deserves to attract a wider readership.'

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'A significant contribution to historical scholarship'

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D V on May 26, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Going to the archives can be a bore -- for historians and those who read their work. But going to and through the archives is also what great and true historiography is all about. In this book, I.R. Smith carries out the historians' craft with meticulous care and commendable merit. Smith demonstrates through this seminal case study that the British empire was not merely a scramble for one market after another. He demolishes the various conspiracy theories surrounding the South African War, particularly those put forward by left-wing economic determinists, proving a point that surely needs oft-proving: economics is often subordinated to politics and the pursuit of power.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Schmerguls VINE VOICE on January 16, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a meticulously researched study of the events leading up to the outbreak of the Boer War. Particularly when tracing the events of 1899 the book is really impressive in its marshalling of the facts, and I thought its conclusions are well-reasoned. It was another age, when countries could look at war and decide that maybe it was worth while.
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