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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Edgerton, Robert B., 1931-
Like lions they fought: the Zulu war and the last Black empire
in South Africa
Published By: Original publisher
New York ; London: Free Press ; Collier Macmillan
Publishers. 1988. xii, 244 p., plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Robert B. Edgerton
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Chief executive (643);
External relations (648);
Military organization (701);
Discipline and morale (703);
Instigation of war (721);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Adolescent activities (883);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book describes in great detail the war between the
British and the Zulus in 1879 in the region now known as the KwaZulu-Natal Province of
South Africa. Edgerton explores the meaning of warfare for the different men involved in
the fighting; how the British and Zulus experienced combat; why they fought so hard; why
they sometimes ran; and how they felt about fighting and about one another (p. x). Although
a number of clashes between the combatants are described in the text, emphasis is placed on
the major battles fought at Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, and Gingindhlovu. Chapters 3 and 9
of this study, pp. 48-70 and 195-215 respectively, do not discuss the Zulu and have not
been indexed for subjects.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-236) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 2004
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zulu (African people)