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Title:Good Hope: South Africa and The Netherlands from 1600
Editors:Gosselink, MartineISNI
Holtrop, MariaISNI
Ross, RobertISNI
Badenhorst, GeoffreyISNI
City of publisher:Amsterdam
Publisher:Rijks Museum
Geographic terms:South Africa
The Cape
social history
public opinion
Abstract:This collective volume accompanies the exhibition 'Good Hope: South Africa and The Netherlands from 1600' organized at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Netherlands) from 17 February to 21 May 2017. In 21 chapters, the book explores what happened between 1652 and 1990, i.e. between Van Riebeeck's arrival at the Cape and Mandela's visit to Amsterdam. The arrival of the Dutch in South Africa cast its original inhabitants adrift. The VOC introduced slavery to the Cape and brought Islam, banishing disaffected Muslims there from Asian colonies. Borders shifted and whole populations moved away, disintegrated or assimilated into other groups. South Africa also changed the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, a blossoming diamant industry developed, Dutch streets were named after Afrikaner heroes and there was an active anti-apartheid movement. Starting from pre-colonial South Africa and first encounters of Khoekhoe and Europeans, the book addresses a wide range of topics: the VOC post at the Cape and Jan van Riebeeck, the Cape Colony, slavery, the early Muslim community, colonel Robert Jacob Gordon and his water colour drawings, migrations in(to) the interior (the Mfecane and the Great Trek), the Anglo-Boer war, the Dutch role in apartheid, relations with the Netherlands and public opinion in the Netherlands, Dutch traces in South African art, and the Afrikaans language. [ASC Leiden abstract]