n Historia - History, Historians & Afrikaner Nationalism : Essays on the History Department of the University of Pretoria, 1909-1985, F.A. Mouton (ed) : book review
|Article Title||History, Historians & Afrikaner Nationalism : Essays on the History Department of the University of Pretoria, 1909-1985, F.A. Mouton (ed) : book review|
|© Publisher:||Historical Association of South Africa (HASA)|
|Publication Date||Nov 2007|
|Pages||305 - 307|
The sober format of this book belies its fascinating content. Formally, it consists of nothing more than a series of biographical articles on members of the University of Pretoria (UP) History Department, all but one of which have already appeared in one or other South African historical journal. Far from inducing a yawn, however, the book interested me to such an extent that I read the whole in a single sitting. Taken together these biographies constitute a gripping account of the struggle for and against volksgeskiedenis within one of the principal bastions of Afrikanerdom.
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