Afrikanerliberalisme in die tydperk 1775 - 1975 – die interpretasies van GD Scholtz en H Giliomee.

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dc.contributor.author De Klerk, Pieter
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T13:05:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T13:05:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation De Klerk, P. 2011. Afrikanerliberalisme in die tydperk 1775 - 1975 – die interpretasies van GD Scholtz en H Giliomee. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 7(2):139-158, Dec. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5264
dc.description.abstract Two historians, GD Scholtz and H Giliomee, have written extensively about liberal political thought among Afrikaners during the period 1775-1975. Their interpretations of the influence of liberalism on Afrikaner political thought differ from one another in some respects. Scholtz acknowledges the influence of the political ideas of the Enlightenment on the Cape Patriot movement of the late eighteenth century, but does not regard these ideas as a form of liberalism. He views liberalism as a political ideology alien to the Afrikaners, that was introduced to South Africa in the early 1800s by British officials and missionaries. Since the middle of the nineteenth century the main exponents of liberal political thought in South Africa were British colonists and their descendants. There were always a few Afrikaners with liberal political ideas, but they were strongly influenced by British culture or by English-speaking South Africans. Giliomee, however, is of the opinion that there were already Afrikaners with liberal ideas at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It appears from his study that, although none of the major Afrikaner political leaders from the eighteenth century until the present can be described as a liberal, in the course of two centuries a number of politicians and intellectuals with an Afrikaans background played an important role in various liberal political movements and had a significant influence on the development of Afrikaner political thought. Although Scholtz and Giliomee have both made an important contribution to research on Afrikaner liberal political thought, it is clear that more research should lead to a better understanding of this phenomenon. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher North-West University en_US
dc.subject South African Historiography en_US
dc.subject Afrikaner Political Thought en_US
dc.subject GD Scholtz en_US
dc.subject H Giliomee en_US
dc.subject Liberalism en_US
dc.subject Democracy en_US
dc.subject Cape Patriot Movement en_US
dc.subject Cape Franchise en_US
dc.subject Segregation en_US
dc.subject Apartheid en_US
dc.title Afrikanerliberalisme in die tydperk 1775 - 1975 – die interpretasies van GD Scholtz en H Giliomee. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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