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Title:The Herero genocide of 1904: source-critical and methodological considerations
Author:Eckl, Andreas
Year:2008
Periodical:Journal of Namibian Studies
Issue:3
Pages:31-61
Language:English
Geographic terms:Namibia
Germany
Subjects:Herero revolt
Herero
historiography
colonialism
genocide
Abstract:The Herero-German War of 1904 has been downplayed as a 'normal colonial war' by some, and emphasized as a genocide by others. While the first position is untenable, the second is reconsidered in this article through a re-evaluation of the sources and their treatment by academic historians over the last forty years. It is argued that a more rigorous, reflected and nuanced source critique would complement the current historiography of the topic, which suffers from a questionable selection, evaluation and interpretation of textual sources. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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