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Peter Kolb'S Defence Of The "Hottentots" (1719)

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Peter Kolb wrote the most comprehensive book on the Cape, The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope. This chapter examines the way in which he attempted to construe the new image of the Khoikhoi. The central issue of his book is that he takes a stand against the customary views of the Khoikhoi and tries to adopt a more favourable image. The book is divided into three parts and are subdivided into letters, each dealing with a separate subject. The whole is introduced and concluded with a description of the voyage to the Cape and the return voyage to Europe. The description of nature is the first part. The second part is ethnographic and describes the appearance, customs and material culture of the Khoikhoi. The third part contains a description of the administrative structure of the colony and a brief history of the European presence at the Cape.

Keywords: administrative structure; Cape; colony; DEFENCE; ethnographic; Hottentots; image; nature; Peter Kolb



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