Historical Dictionary of Lesotho by Scott RosenbergHistorical Dictionary of Lesotho by Scott Rosenberg

Historical Dictionary of Lesotho

byScott Rosenberg, Richard F. Weisenfelder, Michelle Frisbie-fulton

Hardcover | December 16, 2003

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Although Lesotho is a small state never likely to be a major player in global affairs, its special interactions with South Africa make it a prototype for regional cooperation. Joint action by South Africa's and Botswana's military forces to end anarchy and preserve democracy in Lesotho serves as an important test case of regional peacekeeping in Africa. This reference provides comprehensive entries on historical events and personalities and focuses especially on the Basotho who have shaped Lesotho's development rather than on colonial officials and other expatriates. Greatest attention is given to the events, institutions, issues, personalities, places and external relationships of the post-independence era. The bibliography introduces a plethora of newer publications about Lesotho that have supplanted the rather sparse published literature previously available. An extensive chronology of Lesotho's evolution is included. The authors range of professional expertise and ability to compliment each author's areas of specialization. Offers in depth coverage of the most crucial events and participants in Lesotho's development.
Scott Rosenberg is a professor of history at Wittenberg University in Ohio. He has returned to Lesotho a number of times to conduct research and has published three articles on Basotho culture and national identity. Richard F. Weisfelder is a professor of political science and former Chair of that department at the University of Toledo...
Title:Historical Dictionary of LesothoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.8 × 5.84 × 1.36 inPublished:December 16, 2003Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810848716

ISBN - 13:9780810848719

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Editorial Reviews

Twice as long as the first edition (ed. By Gordon Halliburton, 1977), this edition has been written by authors who have lived and worked in the country....Like other new editions in this series, this work should be included in reference collections that cover the countries of the world. Recommended. All collections.