Rogues, Rebels, and Runaways

Eighteenth-Century Cape Characters

Nigel Penn

Rogues, Rebels, and Runaways

ingenaaid: € 19.00

ISBN: 978-90-6550-054-0, geïllustreerd, 195 blz., June 1999, Engels
Formaat: 22.0 (h) x 14.5 (b) x 1.9 (d) cm. Gewicht: 250 gram.

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An assortment of runaway slaves and Company deserters, among them the dissolute Cape Town beer brewer, Willem Menssink, whose 'fatal passion' for a young slave woman brought about his downfall; Carel Buijtendag, the 'beast of the Bokkeveld'; and Estienne Barbier, the quixotic champion of the oppressed and leader of a rebellion against the VOC government, are some of the lesser-known characters from the eighteenth-century Dutch Cape whom the historian Nigel Penn has brought to life in a series of hugely enjoyable and historically revealing stories. Dr Nigel Penn, who lectures in the Department of History at the University of Cape Town, has researched widely in the history of the eighteenth-century Cape.

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