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    DescriptionThe Boer War was a costly colonial conflict between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics in South Africa. Pitting the superior armed might of British imperialism against two of the world's tiniest rural states, it nevertheless took almost three years for the Boer forces to be defeated. The war saw the first use by the British of civilian concentration camps and the employment of a 'scorched earth' policy against a European enemy, while the Boer amateur armies organised as commandos to try to hold out against defeat. Britain's eventual victory laid the foundations of modern South Africa. Bill Nasson, Professor of History at the University of Stellenbosch, has fully revised and updated his earlier authoritative history of the conflict, taking account of the most recent scholarship and making use of Afrikaans sources as well as those in English. He places the Anglo-Boer War struggle of 1899-1902 in its historical context with other 'small wars', such as the more recent ones in Iraq and Afghanistan, making this an essential book not only for anyone interested in the Boer War, but also in imperial history more generally, and in Britain's overseas colonial campaigns.

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    The Boer War: The Struggle for South Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Nasson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 580 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752460222
    ISBN 10: 0752460226

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037030, HIS027130, HIS047000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1HFMS, HBWM
    DC22: 968.2046
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHH
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    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2011
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