A Commonwealth of Knowledge

Science, Sensibility, and White South Africa 1820-2000
Author(s): 
Dubow, Saul
ISBN: 
0199296634
Date published: 
October 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

This is the first full study of the relationship of knowledge to national identity formation in modern South Africa. It explores how the cultivation of knowledge served to support white political ascendancy and claims to nationhood. Elegantly written and wide ranging, the book addresses major themes in both South African and comparative imperial historiography.