The Lion and the Springbok
Britain and South Africa Since the Boer War
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Lion and the Springbok by Ronald Hyam
Book DescriptionThe Lion and the Springbok presents an account of the dynamics and divergences of the 'uneasy special relationship' of Britain and South Africa. From the bruising experience of the South African War (1899-1902) to South Africa's withdrawal from the Commonwealth in 1961, the authors chart this relationship in all its political, economic, cultural and geostrategic aspects. All the major disputes are discussed including the struggle for the High Commission Territories, the crisis over Seretse Khama's marriage and the transfer of the Simon's Town naval base. These issues trace, for the most part, a continuing deterioration in relations, as Afrikaner nationalist identity hardened and South African politics slid into the extremes of apartheid. The perceptions each side had of the other after 1948 are examined through representations in the media, and an epilogue considers the reasons for the return of the 'New South Africa' to the Commonwealth in 1994.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521041386
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ronald Hyam
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A study of key themes in the history of the British Empire by one of the senior figures in the field.
Britain's Declining Empire, Paperback (February 2007)
A major reassessment of the end of the British empire, focusing on the period after 1945, first published in 2007.
Lion and the Springbok, Hardback (May 2003)
This book traces British and South African relations from the Boer War to the present.
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This look at British activity in the 19th century analyses: the high political concerns of strategy and international geopolitics, economic dimension, missionary activity, racial attitudes, and a wide range of cultural aspects, including sport and the pursuit of sexual opportunity.
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Author Biography - Ronald Hyam
Ronald Hyam is Emeritus Reader in British Imperial History, University of Cambridge, and Emeritus Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge. Peter Henshaw is Assistant Professor at Queen's University, Ontario.
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