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Wright, John B. (John Britten) 1942-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 1,081 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DT878.Z9, 968.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John B Wright
A Zulu king speaks : statements made by Cetshwayo kaMpande on the history and customs of his people by Cetewayo( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bushman raiders of the Drakensberg, 1840-1870; a study of their conflict with stock-keeping peoples in Natal by John B Wright( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montana places : exploring Big Sky Country by John B Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks in a mountain range : exploring the history of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg by John B Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hlubi chiefdom in Zululand-Natal : a history by John B Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Difficult & dangerous roads : Hugh Clapperton's travels in Sahara and Fezzan (1822-25) by Hugh Clapperton( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

uKhahlamba : umlando weZintaba zoKhahlamba = exploring the history of the uKhahlamba mountains by John B Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Zulu and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells about the coming of [various] different peoples to the mountains, and describes the different ways of life that they established ... It is illustrated with photographs designed to illuminate the stories told in the text."--Back cover
The James Stuart archive of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the Zulu and neighbouring peoples by James Stuart( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Zulu and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In meticulously recorded interviews, the author, an official with the Natal colonial civil service, assembled a unique collection of notes on the traditions and customs of the Zulu and neighbouring peoples
The Mfecane : beginning the inquest by John B Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of power and conflict in the Thukela-Mzimkhulu region in the late 18th and early 19th centuries : a critical reconstruction by John B Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, ideology, and the invention of the 'Nguni' by John B Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Stuart archive of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the Zulu and neighbouring peoples( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.T. Bryant and The wars of Shaka by John B Wright( )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlling the past in the museums of Natal and KwaZulu by John B Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popularizing the precolonial past : politics and problems by John B Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Stuart archives of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the Zulu by Colin de B Webb( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political transformations in Natal in the late 18th and early 19th centuries by John B Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of Natal to c.1960 : three historical essays by Paul Maylam( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Stuart Archive of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the Zulu and neighbouring peoples by James Stuart( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Stuart was one of the most remarkable Natalians of his day. Though there was nothing outwardly spectacular about his career as a colonial official, in 25 years of single-minded labour he built up what is now regarded as the most valuable collection of African oral traditions in existence in southern Africa. As a magistrate in some of the remotest corners of the Natal colony in the 1890s and early 1900s. Stuart sought out old people who remembered the times of Dingane and Mpande, and whose fathers and mothers had been ruled by Shaka. Interviewing them in fluent Zulu, he painstakingly filled hundreds of notebooks with their reminiscences and the traditions which older generations had handed down to them. The statements which Stuart recorded from nearly 200 informants are now housed, together with his own writings on Zulu customs, language, and praise-poetry, in the Killie Campbell Africana Library in Durban. Since 1971 the department of Historical and Political Studies at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, has been engaged in a project which aims to publish all the historical evidence collected by Stuart
 
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Alternative Names
Wright, J. B.

Wright J. B. 1942-....

Wright, J. B. (John Britten), 1942-

Wright, John 1942-

Wright John 1942-.... historien

Wright, John B.

Wright John Britten 1942-....

Languages
English (53)

Zulu (2)

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Montana places : exploring Big Sky CountryTracks in a mountain range : exploring the history of the uKhahlamba-DrakensbergThe James Stuart archive of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the Zulu and neighbouring peoplesJames Stuart archive of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the Zulu and neighbouring peoplesThe James Stuart archives of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the ZuluThe James Stuart Archive of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the Zulu and neighbouring peoples