Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources on Namibia’s Past

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Bley, Helmut (1971): South-West Africa Under German Rule

Bley, Helmut (1971): South-West Africa Under German Rule

Bley, Helmut: South-West Africa Under German Rule, 1894-1914, London 1971 (Translated from the original German version of 1968) Original German work: "Kolonialherrschaft und Sozialstruktur in Deutsch-Südwestafrika 1894-1914", Hamburg 1968...

DHPS History Department, ed. (2020): Acknowledging our Past

DHPS History Department, ed. (2020): Acknowledging our Past

DHPS History Department, ed.: Acknowledging our Past - A History Shared, Windhoek (2020) - printed booklet, bilingual (English and German), available at DHPS school book library Description (excerpt of the introduction, page 6): "This...

Dierks, Klaus (2002): Chronology of Namibian History

Dierks, Klaus (2002): Chronology of Namibian History

Dierks, Klaus: Chronology of Namibian History. From Pre-Historical Times to Independent Namibia, Windhoek 2002 (Second Updated and Revised Edition) Description (excerpt from the preface by Klaus Dierks, page viii): "An updated and...

Gewald, Jan-Bart (1999): Herero Heroes

Gewald, Jan-Bart (1999): Herero Heroes

Gewald, Jan-Bart: Herero Heroes. A Socio-Political History of the Herero of Namibia 1890-1923, Ohio 1999 Description (text by the publisher, taken from the back cover): "This book describes the manner in which the Herero of Namibia...

Häussler, Matthias (2021): The Herero Genocide

Häussler, Matthias (2021): The Herero Genocide

Häussler, Matthias: The Herero Genocide. War, Emotion, and Extreme Violence in Colonial Namibia, Oxford 2021 (Translated from the original German version 2018) Description by the publisher, Berghahn Books, New York & Oxford: "Drawing...

Hartmann, Wolfram ed. (2019): Nuanced Considerations

Hartmann, Wolfram ed. (2019): Nuanced Considerations

Hartmann, Wolfram ed.: Nuanced Considerations. Recent Voices in the Namibian-German Colonial History, Windhoek 2019 Description (excerpts from the preface by Wolfram Hartmann, page 8): "The focus is on burning issues of German colonialism...

Katjavivi, Peter (1988): A history of Resistance in Namibia

Katjavivi, Peter (1988): A history of Resistance in Namibia

Katjavivi, Peter (1988): A history of Resistance in Namibia Description by James Currey Publishers / Boydell and Brewer "Documents resistance to the German conquest by the Herero and Nama peoples; the South African take-over under the...

Wallace, Marion (2011): A History of Namibia

Wallace, Marion (2011): A History of Namibia

Wallace, Marion: A History of Namibia. From the Beginning to 1990, London 2011 (hard cover) Description by the publisher, Hurst Publishers, London: "In 1990 Namibia gained its independence after a decades-long struggle against South...

Zimmerer, Jürgen (2021): German rule, African subjects

Zimmerer, Jürgen (2021): German rule, African subjects

Zimmerer, Jürgen: German rule, African subjects. State Aspirations and the Reality of Power in Colonial Namibia, Oxford 2021 (Translated from the original German version "Deutsche Herrschaft über Afrikaner", 2000) Description by the...