Historical Dictionary of the Anglo-Boer War

Historical Dictionary of the Anglo-Boer War


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The Historical Dictionary of the Anglo-Boer War presents the history of the war that lasted from 1899-1902. This is done through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, and 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering a wide range of military, social, cultural, and political topics, and includes a large number of relevant biographies.

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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 144 x 216 x 44mm | 1,020.58g
  • Scarecrow Press
  • Lanham, MDUnited States
  • English
  • 0810860910
  • 9780810860919
  • 1,220,415

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This work ... is unique in its comprehensive coverage of the war and its easy-to-use layout. American Reference Books Annual An essential reference book ... which will provide a valuable addition to any university library... Pretorius is the rare academic who can write for a popular audience... Historical Dictionary of the Anglo-Boer War is a comprehensive guide with more than 600 cross-referenced entries... There is also a useful introduction with a brief overview of the war and its aftermath, a provocative preface (which discusses the naming of the war), maps, a chronology, and a lengthy, up-to-date bibliography. The Journal Of Military History, December 2009 The author is concerned very much with the facts of the conflict. And in presenting these he unquestionably excels, especially on the military aspects of the struggle. Almost every aspect of the struggle between the mainly ponderous British army and the versatile and generally mobile Boer commandos is covered, often in considerable depth. This is the dictionary's major strength - as a reference summary of the military aspects of the struggle it is exemplary. Reference Reviews, Volume 23, 2009

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About Fransjohan Pretorius

Fransjohan Pretorius is professor of history at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

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