Christopher Saunders is emeritus professor, University of Cape Town, and an associate of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at UCT. He was the author of the first edition of this dictionary and co-author of the second edition. Peter Limb is emeritus associate professor and Africana bibliographer, Michigan State University, and a research fellow at the Gender and Africa Studies Centre, University of the Free State, South Africa. He has published widely on South African history.
Edited by Saunders and Limb, this third edition of the Historical Dictionary of South Africa—first published in 1983—has been expanded to include the many changes in South Africa’s post-apartheid development. The dictionary opens with a chronology of South Africa that spans the Stone Age to the present, including extensively detailed entries for the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.... The volume includes a bibliography that is divided into general subject areas, including culture, economy, history, politics, religion, and society. This extensive bibliography provides an entry point to the vast literature on which the dictionary is based, and will be especially useful for undergraduate and early career graduate students who are just beginning their research. Supplemental information includes maps and a list of relevant academic and general websites. Recommended.
12/30/2021, Choice: This title was included in Choice’s “The Top 75 Community College Titles: December Edition” roundup.