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washing of the spears.

Donald R. Morris

washing of the spears.

by Donald R. Morris

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Published by Abacus in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London:Sphere, 1968.

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Open LibraryOL20374280M

  Donald Morris () began research for The Washing of the Spears in , completing the bulk of it between and when, according to the introduction to his book, he was "a naval officer stationed in Berlin".Fascinated by the Battle of Rorke's Drift, which occurred on January , , and the stunning defeat of the British Army by the Author: Mark Stoler. out of 5 stars The Washing of the Spears is an excellent history of a fascinating subject. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 March Verified Purchase. This was the most readable account of the history of the Zulu nation that I have seen, sticking to the points and giving an un-biased view of events without ever getting too technical /5(53).

The Washing Of The Spears: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation Under Shaka and its Fall in the Zulu War of Morris, Donald R: : BooksReviews: Buy The Washing of the Spears: A History of the Rise of the Zulu Nation under Shaka and Its Fall in the Zulu War of Rise and Fall of the Great Zulu Nation New Ed by Morris, Donald R (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(65).

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, pp, 76 b&w photos & illus., maps, notes on Zulu orthography, sources, bibliography, index, Stated - 1st Printing. "The Washing of the Spears" is the definitive account of the bloody and tragic story of the rise of the Zulu nation under the great ruler Shaka, and its fall under Read more.   In , armed only with their spears, their rawhide shields, and their incredible courage, the Zulus challenged the might of Victorian England and, initially, inflicted on the British the worst defeat a modern army has ever suffered at the hands of men without guns. This is the definitive account of the rise of the Zulu nation under the great ruler Shaka and its fall under 5/5(3).


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There is, for instance, once you get to the core conflict recounted in the book, no hint of Zulu agency/5. The Washing of the Spears is a book about the "Zulu Nation under Shaka" and the Anglo-Zulu War ofwritten by Donald R.

Morris. The first edition, published in is over pages with detailed Bibliography. The book chronicles the rise of the Zulu nation under Shaka Zulu in the early 19th century and Chief Cetshwayo’s inevitable war with the British in as. Washing of the Spears Paperback – July 1, by Donald R.

Morris (Author) out of 5 stars 13 ratings. See all 17 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" /5(13).

Buy a cheap copy of The Washing of the Spears: A History of book by Donald R. Morris. Filled with colorful characters, dramatic battles like Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift, and an inexorable narrative momentum, this unsurpassed history details the Free shipping over $Cited by: THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS is the definitive account of a tragic and awe-inspiring story; the rise of the Zulu nation in southern Africa and its fall under Cetshwayo in the Zulu war of For more than a century after the European landing at Capetown in the C17th, the Boers had advanced unopposed into the vast interior of Africa.

It was not until that Europeans came 5/5(2). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Acclaimed for its scholarship, its monumental range, and its spellbinding readability, The Washing of the Spears is a gripping portrait of not just the Zulu War ofbut also of Britain’s colonial policy at this moment.

Read more. Pub date: 6 July ; “This magnificent book is not only a history of the Zulus, the "Black Spartans. The Washing of the Spears, first published incontains evaluations reminiscent of those 19th-century commentators.

The Bantu', the author writes, were 'an aimless people, happy and careless, with little sens e of time and less of purpose'.

The Anglo-Zulu war was brought about by the 'irresponsible power' of the Zulu, power whichFile Size: KB. This has everything its subtitle promises, and more: it will run to nearly pages and has a long, long bibliography. While hardly the book to consult for a fast grasp of the outlines of Zulu history, it provides a sweeping, all-inclusive military, political, and personal record, and if properly indexed it will surely be very valuable to scholars.

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Morris (read 20 Dec ) This is a truly excellent book. It tells the story of the Zulu nation, and is filled with fascinating material which I /5(4). "The Washing Of The Spears" by Donald R. Morris, a hardcover with a brown cloth binding.

Measuring 8vo., this book has pages plus photos. Seller Rating: % positive. Buy The Washing of the Spears by Donald R. Morris online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 7 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $   The Washing Of The Spears by Donald R. Morris,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

The Washing Of The Spears by Donald R. Morris. likes 2 talking about this. This was one of the ten books that changed my life. That is a very bold Followers: The Washing of the Spears is a book title taken fom the Zulu Ritual of cleansing the dead after victory in war to dispell their ghosts18 December (UTC) Are you sure.

I thought it was the obligation made to young Zulu warriors to wash their spears in enemy's blood to get the right to sexual relations.

The book is a rough parallel to what occured on the north American continent, except with a reverse direction. The Dutch and British setttlers, in southern Africa, pushed relentlessly eastward continually forcing the Bantu peoples ahead of them.Wash the Spears is an Aiel battle chant.

Lyrics Wash the spears — while the sun climbs high. Wash the spears — while the sun falls low. Wash the spears — Who fears to die?

Wash the spears — No one I know! Wash the spears — while life holds true. Wash the spears — until life ends. Wash the.Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

The washing of the spears by Donald R. Morris, November 3,Pimlico edition, Paperback - New Ed edition.