The Boer War

Direction, Experience and Image

Edited by John Gooch

© 2000 – Routledge

350 pages

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Paperback: 9780415761239
pub: 2014-07-17
US Dollars$54.95
Hardback: 9780714651019
pub: 2000-11-03
US Dollars$198.00

About the Book

This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus; and the media presentation of the war to the public.

Table of Contents

RUSI Journal

"an interesting collection of papers"

Small Wars & Insurgencies

"a very solid contribution to the field of military studies, including civil-military politics"

" Provides a helpful starting point for those continuing with the investigation of one of Africa"s largest and most complex military campaigns."

- Army Historical Research

"Excellent volume… a work that offers some original themes and revisions rather than presenting the same old story in different words

- Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

"a remarkable collection of essays covering neglected aspects of the Boer War… It is unusual for a work of collected papers such as this to be so uniformly excellent and informative. The Boer War is a monument to the scholarly expertise of Gooch and his contributors and a "must-purchase" for all students of this tragic conflict.

- The Historian

About the Series

Military History and Policy

This series will publish studies on historical and contemporary aspects of land power, spanning the period from the eighteenth century to the present day, and will include national, international and comparative studies. From time to time, the series will publish edited collections of essays and ‘classics’.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security