n Historia - The quest for a history acceptable to all South Africans
Geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika: Van Voortye tot Vandag, Fransjohan Pretorius (Ed.) : book review

Volume 58, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



In the twilight years of his career, a melancholy Professor F.A. van Jaarsveld often mused on whether a general history of South Africa by an Afrikaner historian would ever be acceptable to all South Africans. In (1984), his controversial study on South African historiography, he concluded that such a book with South Africa's complex, fragmented and heterogeneous society was impossible.

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