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Title:King Cetshwayo in Victorian England: A Cameo of Imperial Interaction
Author:Theron, Bridget
Year:2006
Periodical:South African Historical Journal
Issue:56
Pages:60-87
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
Zululand
Great Britain
Subjects:traditional rulers
racism
exile
colonial history
1880-1889
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
colonialism
About person:Cetshwayo king of Zululand (ca. 1826-1884)ISNI
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02582470609464965
Abstract:After the British imperial forces defeated the Zulu army in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, the Zulu king, Cetshwayo kaMpande (1832-1884), was incarcerated in Cape Town, South Africa. He objected strenuously and immediately began to use every possible means to engineer his return to the open plains of Zululand, the land of his birth, culminating in his visit to London in 1882. This study of Cetshwayo's treatment by colonial officials in southern Africa, followed by his reception in England and the attitudes of imperial administrators and Queen Victoria, underlines the tensions between metropole and periphery at the time. Using archival material, primary contemporary sources and recent additions to the historiography of empire, the study also contributes to a better understanding of the undercurrents of metropolitan and colonial racism. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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