n South African Journal of Cultural History - Capturing the soul. The Vhavenda and the missionaries, 1870-1900, Alan Kirkaldy : book review

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



Over the past few years I regularly consulted Alan Kirkaldy's doctoral thesis (accepted at University of Cape Town in 2002) to make use of his exhaustive references to missionary sources, to borrow from his firm grasp of the Berliner Missionaries' involvement in nineteenth-century Transvaal, or to try and learn from the way in which he made anthropology "work" for history.

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