The early Cape Hottentots

by Isaac Schapera

Publisher: The Van Riebeeck society in Cape Town

Written in English
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Statementdescribed in the writings of Olfert Dapper (1668), Willem ten Rhyne (1686) and Johannes Gulielmus de Grevenbroek (1695). The original texts, with translations into English by I. Schapera and B. Farrington. Edited with an introduction and notes, by I. Schapera.
SeriesVan Riebeeck society. Publications,, 14, Van Riebeeck Society (Series) ;, 14.
ContributionsDapper, Olfert, 1639-1689., Rhijne, Willem ten, 1647-1700., Grevenbroek, Johannes Gulielmus, b. ca. 1644., Farrington, Benjamin, tr.
LC ClassificationsDT821 .V3 no. 14
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. l., xv p., 2 l., 77 p., 2 l., [81]-157 p., 2 l., [161]-309 p.
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6307149M
LC Control Number34018812

  The earliest accounts of the Hottentots occur in the narratives of Vasco da Gama’s first voyage to India round the Cape in – In the Portuguese viceroy, Francisco d’Almeida, count of Abrantes, met his death in a dispute with the natives. Orthetrum rubens, a highly threatened and restricted species, was discovered in the early part of the 20th century on Table Mountain. It has not been seen there since, nor in Du Toits Kloof where it was present in the mids. It has now been rediscovered in the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, which is currently the only known population. “Penn has performed exhaustive archival research in English, Dutch and early Afrikaans and subsequently produced a narrative of considerable intricacy.” Journal of Social History Traditionally, the Eastern Cape frontier of South Africa has been regarded as the preeminent contact zone between colonists and the Khoi—“Hottentots”—and. In the early part of Mr Chamberlain included Cape Town in his visit to South Africa, and had conferences with the political leaders of all parties. Reconciliation between the Bond and British elements in the colony was, however, still impossible, and the two parties concentrated their efforts on a struggle for victory at the coming election.

This nature reserve lies in the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains, about 90km south-east of Cape Town. The 70 hectare reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch Mountains in the west, eastwards to the Groenland Mountains, and is a World Heritage Site.. The rocky mountains, bright wildflowers and still natural pools make the. Kolb's book and the controversies about it cannot be gone into in detail. But a few points should be mentioned and commented on. Two early critics or detrac- Schapera, The Early Cape Hottentots, it should be pointed out that there is evidence in manuscript form that he did.   Early travelers in the southwest and south of the Cape Colony, and later explorers in the north, saw Khoikhoi pastoralists making and using large, reddish or black, coil-built cooking vessels with shoulder lugs and incised necks with everted rims. In these, they boiled meat and used some as drums. Smaller serving bowls were also seen. First edition: vi, [ix]-xii, pages followed by iii index, (i) errata and directions of placing of the plates, 17 hand coloured engraved plates - 2 bound out of sequence - (14 of botanical subjects, 1 of a Camelopardalis (Giraffe) and two of Bushmen habitations and Hottentots), folding map at the end, half brown calf with black title label gilt on the spine, marbled paper boards.

  51 Sparrman, Anders, A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, and Round the World; But Chiefly into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the Year , to , 2nd ed. (London, ); Vaillant, Francois Le, Travels into the interior parts of Africa by the way of the Cape of Good Hope; in the years The arrival of Europeans. The first Europeans to discover the Cape were the Portuguese. Bartholomeu Dias arrived in after journeying south along the west coast of Africa. The next recorded European sighting of the Cape was by Vasco da Gama in while he was searching for a route that would lead directly from Europe to Asia.. Table Mountain was given its name in by António de.   Cape Town, the spectacular coastal city of South Africa, is a hedonistic haven for all those party animals from across the globe. Combined with its mild weather, picturesque landscapes, sunny beaches and state-of-the-art infrastructure, the thriving nightlife of this cosmopolitan city is a major draw for its popularity as a tourist destination. Read LETTER SEVEN of Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne free of charge on ReadCentral. More than books to choose from. No need to sign-up or to download.

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The Early Cape Hottentots: Described in the Writings of Olfert Dapper (), Willem Ten Rhyne () and Johannes Gulielmus de Grevenbroek (): Cape Town] Publications of the Society, 14) [I. Schapera, E. The early Cape Hottentots book, I.

Schapera, I. Schapera] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Early Cape Hottentots: Described in the Writings of Olfert Dapper (), Willem Ten Author: E.

Farrington. The early Cape Hottentots described in the writings of Olfert Dapper (), Willem ten Rhyne () and Johannes Gulielmus de Grevenbroek ().

THE EARLY CAPE HOTTENTOTS. described in the writings of Olfert Dapper (), Willem ten Rhyne () and Johannes Gulielmus de Grevenbroek (); the original texts with translations into English by I.

Schapera and E. Farrington. Published: Negro Universities Press. The early Cape Hottentots () His first book, an historical description of Amsterdam (), said to be far superior to anything previously done on the same subject, was followed by a Dutch translation of Herodotus ().

From now on he seems to have applied himself with indefatigable zeal to learning all that he could about foreign lands. The early Cape Hottentots () but it appears from the title page of his book on the Hottentots that he was a member of the East India Company's Council of Justice.

The British Museum Catalogue lists six works from his pen, all, save that on the Hottentots, dealing with. The early Cape Hottentots And again: ‘All that Kolb says in the rest of his book [i.e. concerning the Hottentots] is taken from the memoirs of a certain Grevenbroek, Secretary of the Council at the Cape, who had put into writing what the Hottentots whom he had seen had replied to his questions’ (p.

Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren (The Digital Library of Dutch Literature is a collection of primary and secondary information on Dutch language and. Page - Hottentots, there were other Africans of the same or of kindred tribes, who were early designated under the term Bushmen, from their disdaining.

Hottentot (British and South African English / ˈ h ɒ t ən ˌ t ɒ t /) is a term that was historically used to refer to the Khoikhoi, the non-Bantu indigenous nomadic pastoralists of South Africa.

The term has also been used to refer to the non-Bantu indigenous population as a whole, now collectively known as the Khoisan. Use of the term is now deprecated and sometimes considered offensive. The early pioneers added ‘Groot’ (Great) to it, and after that, it was simply known as the Groot Rivier.

A Dutch soldier of Scottish extraction, Robert Jacob Gordon, who was commander The early Cape Hottentots book the garrison at the Cape inrenamed it the Orange after the Prince of Orange.

However, many still referred to. The Early Cape Hottentots by Dapper, Ten Rhyne and Grevenbroek (published Van Riebeeck Society) in the Africana category for sale in Durban (ID). Remembering the Khoikhoi victory over Dom Francisco d'Almeida at the Cape in Luiz de Camões and Robert Southey 2.

French Representations of the Cape 'Hottentots': Jean Tavernier, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and François Levaillant 3. The Scottish Enlightenment and colonial governance: Adam Smith, John Bruce, and Lady Anne Barnard 4.

Author James Michener wrote one of his long historical-fiction novels, "The Covenant," about South Africa. In the early chapters of the book, he describes in great detail the Hottentots and other indigenous peoples of the region - fascinating stuff, how they lived their lives and interacted.

Khoikhoi (Hottentots) cook around a forage pot near Bulawayo. Circa The Kat River settlement (–) and the Khoi in the Cape Colony By the early s, the remaining Khoi of the Cape Colony were suffering from restricted civil rights and discriminatory laws on land ownership.

The story it tells instead is one of enduring interest - the history of a herding people in Southern Africa, its society, economy and culture, its relationship to the indigenous hunters of the. The book gives a stunning insight into the life of a slave and the early life of the Hottentots - the foundation of the Griqua people.

Cape Good Hope - () R Raven Hart The First Fifty Years of Dutch Colonisation as seen by the callers. Bushmen and Hottentots (London: Routledge and Sons.

Google Scholar Schapera, I. (ed.), The Early Cape Hottentots described in the writings of Offert Dapper (), Willem Ten Rhyne () and Johannes Gulielmus de Gravensbroek (). trans. The Condition of the Cape community at the close of the Eighteenth Eastern effect established European farmers farms followed force Free frontier further German Government Governor hand High History Hope Hottentots House imperial important increased India interests labour land later Legislative less London Lord March Mining Capitalism.

Khoisan / ˈ k ɔɪ s ɑː n /, or according to the contemporary Khoekhoegowab orthography Khoe-Sān (pronounced: [kxʰoesaːn]), is a catch-all term for the "non-Bantu" indigenous peoples of Southern Africa, combining the Khoekhoen (formerly "Khoikhoi") and the Sān or Sākhoen (also, in Afrikaans: Boesmans, or in English: Bushmen, after Dutch Boschjesmens; and Saake in the Nǁng language).

The foundation for the negative casting was laid during the early modern period, when the Cape people were not yet constructed as Hottentots and before "race" became a fully articulated reason for marking them, as John Ovington did in "the very reverse of Human kind so that if there's any medium between a Rational Animal and a Beast.

right: Map of the Cape of Good Hope (Saldanha Bay to False Bay) published in early s by well known cartologist Guillaume de L'isle ( from Venice) held in the Balson Holdings Family Trust.

The map (click on image. The Early Cape Hottentots, Described in the Writings of Olfert Dapper (), Willem ten Rhyne () and Johannes Gulielmus de Greuenbroek () (Cape Town, ). Sebeok, Thomas A., ed., Current Trends in Linguistics, 13/1: Historiography of Linguistics (The Hague and Paris, ).

Economic Depression in the Cape Colony and Natal 47 established European farmers farms favour force Frere German Governor Graaff-Reinet Grahamstown Grey Griquas High Commissioner Hofmeyr Hottentots Ibid imperial important India Kaffir Kimberley Kruger labour land Landdrost Legislative London Lord ment military mines About Google Books.

The early Cape Hottentots. Described in the writings of Olfert Dapper (), Willem ten Rhyne () and Johannes Gulielmus de Grevenbrock (). The Van Riebeeck Society, Cape Town(Van Riebeeck Society Publications 14), (Reprint: Negro Universities Press, Westport CTISBN 0.

In the early days of European colonization at the Cape of Good Hope, the Hottentots were in much closer contact with the newcomers than were the Bushmen, and the facts to be recounted were probably first noticed in Khoids. There seems to have been some reticence at.

Cape. "Thus we have Bosiemans Hottentots, Soquase HottentoGs, Snere Hottentots Kafsirs or Hottentots. de Natasche Hottentots, contrasted with the Caabsche Hottentots.''l The name Hottentot was in English easily corrupted into "Hodmandod".

"The natural inhabitants of the Cape are the "Hodrnandods, as they are. Many were decimated by smallpox and other new diseases introduced by the European colonists. Resistance to colonial encroachment in the northern and eastern Cape continued throughout the eighteenth century, notably in the Khoikhoi rebellion of From the earlier times the white settlers refered to the Khoikhoi as Hottentots.

Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Murderers, Miscreants and Mutineers: Early Cape Characters, Nigel Penn, This work is the long-awaited sequel to the historian Nigel Penn's award-winning book Rogues, Rebels and Runaways, in which he entertained and informed readers with stories of the lives of some remarkable characters from early Cape history.

Keenly interested in botany from childhood, in he was dispatched to Cape Colony on an expedition to collect plant specimens, many of which remain in the Natural History Museum. His accounts, published inare the observations and impressions of one of the first Europeans to venture into the south-east of modern-day South : William Paterson.

David Johnson single-handedly opens up new research terrains by challenging current orthodoxies about literary and historical representation and he brings the early Cape Colony into the centre of contemporary debates about identity, power and the pervasive presence of inequality in post-apartheid South Africa., This is an outstandingly insightful and innovative study.

Khoekhoe, also spelled Khoikhoi, formerly called Hottentots (pejorative), any member of a people of southern Africa whom the first European explorers found in areas of the hinterland and who now generally live either in European settlements or on official reserves in South Africa or oe (meaning “men of men”) is their name for themselves; Hottentot is the term fashioned by the.

The early Cape Hottentots by Isaac Schapera. First published in 2 editions. Not in Library. Migrant labour and tribal life byTswana (African people), Indigenous peoples, Accessible book, Khoikhoi (African people), Protected DAISY, San (African people).Nigel Penn has a PhD from the University of Cape Town.

He has written about the impact of colonialism on the Khoisan societies of southern Africa and on the nature of early colonial society in both the Dutch and British periods. He has been awarded the UCT Book Award three times and won a Choice Award from the American Library Association in /5(3).