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Title:Environmental history
Editor:Sittert, Lance VanISNI
Year:2005
Periodical:South African Historical Journal (ISSN 0258-2473)
Issue:53
Pages:182
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
Botswana
Subjects:environmental history
indigenous knowledge
San
landscape
cattle
diseases
forestry
landownership
Rehoboth Basters
cartography
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rshj20/53/1
Abstract:This special issue on South Africa's environmental history contains contributions on indigenous knowledge and its use in environmental history (the case of the /Xam and their understanding of the springbok treks), by Chris Roche; the Eastern Cape's Fish River Bush as a 'frontier' landscape in the 19th century and its historiograpical representation, by P.R. Anderson; the spread and impact of the lungsickness epizootic of 1853-1857 in the Cape Colony and the Xhosa chiefdoms, by Christian B. Andreas; the spread of rinderpest in Bechuanaland in 1896, by Gary Marquardt; cattle growing in Natal, 1860-1960, by Harald Witt; 'Bastaard' landownership and occupancy in the Cape Colony in the 19th century, by Dawn Nell; and survey and mapping in the eastern Transvaal, 1852-1905, by Lindsay Frederick Braun. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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