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Wright, John B. (John Britten) 1942-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 105 publications in 2 languages and 1,048 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DT878.Z9, 968.004963
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Most widely held works by John B Wright
The James Stuart archive of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the Zulu and neighbouring peoples by James Stuart( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Zulu and held by 226 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
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 185 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 )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recorded oral history of the Hlubi goes back to an unspecified, semi-mythical time when, it is said, their ancestral chiefs lived near the Lubombo mountains, which lie along the eastern border of present-day Swaziland. About these chiefs nothing else is known, not even their names. Bryant, Stuart, and other researchers of the early 20th century recorded lists - some of them of great length - of supposed Hlubi chiefs (see Appendix), but none of these is reliable for the period before about the mid-18th century, when the Hlubi were already living on the upper Mzinyathi (Buffalo) river in what is now north-west Natal. The earliest recorded praises of their chiefs probably date from about the same period. For Knowledge of the remoter Hlubi past, the historian has to turn from oral traditions to the findings of archaeology
King Cetshwayo kaMpande (c. 1832-1884) by John Laband( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 58 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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Clapperton was one of the first British explorers to enter the central Sahara, but his journals have never been published before. Recently discovered in South Africa, they show him to be one of the most sensitive and sympathetic travellers, his observations untainted by any sense of moral superiority. Hugh Clapperton has a sharp eye for detail, be it wind-stiller magicians, the effect of the evil eye or slave skeletons clustered around well heads. He hears musicians in jackal-headed masks and bagpipes in a wedding procession. He has a gift for friendship, feasting locals, offering himself to women and delighting in the company of both dignified tribal sheikhs and fearsome renegades like Mustapha the Red. With sixteen maps and contributions from three leading authorities, these journals will fascinate all who delight in travel and the Sahara
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
Computer programs for three-dimensional cable problems in tethered-balloon applications by John B Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three computer/calculator programs were developed to solve tethered- balloon cable problems. The programs provide information on cable tension, geometry, and spacial positions from the balloon to the surface with a variable profile of wind speeds and azimuths. One program allows the holding of a constant cable length and the determination of a new balloon altitude and cable profile for any number of different wind fields. Both printed and plotted outputs are provided. Complete documentation including flow-charts is provided to permit the programs to be adapted to computers having different language than the Hewlett Packard 9810 used in their development
The Mfecane : beginning the inquest by John B Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer programs for tethered-balloon system design and performance evaluation by John B Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six computer programs were developed to provide both standardized methods for solution of typical tethered-balloon performance problems and improved techniques sufficient to study the very high altitude tethered-balloon system design problem. The programs are written for an HP-9810A desk computer but are fully documented for conversion to other types of equipment. Preliminary results are shown indicating the feasibility of a balloon tethered at an altitude of 20 km
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 )

3 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

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 C. De B Webb( Book )

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

Controlling the past in 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

San history and non-San historians by John B Wright( Book )

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

 
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Languages
English (52)

Zulu (2)

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Tracks in a mountain range : exploring the history of the uKhahlamba-DrakensbergJames 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 Zulu