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The Great Trek as Exodus in J.D. Kestell's and N. Hofmeyr's De Voortrekkers, of Het Dagboek van Izak van der Merwe

dc.contributor.authorHale, F.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T13:47:13Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T13:47:13Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationHale, F. 2003. The Great Trek as Exodus in J.D. Kestell's and N. Hofmeyr's De Voortrekkers, of Het Dagboek van Izak van der Merwe. Acta Theologica, 23(1):54-70.
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/77542
dc.descriptionCITATION: Hale, F. 2003. The Great Trek as Exodus in J.D. Kestell's and N. Hofmeyr's De Voortrekkers, of Het Dagboek van Izak van der Merwe. Acta Theologica, 23(1):54-70.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://journals.ufs.ac.za
dc.description.abstractBoth before and after the end of the nineteenth century the Great Trek of the 1830s and 1840s was a recurrent theme in historical fiction. Not only in many of the novels written in Dutch and Afrikaans, but also in some which appeared in English, the bravery of the Voortrekkers was a pivotal theme. Often merged with this heroic motif was an identification of the Voortrekkers with the Israelites of the Old Testament. This thematic dualism reached its zenith in De Voortrekkers of Het Dagboek van Izak van der Merwe, whose authors, John Daniel Kestell en Nico Hofmeyr, both of whom were Dutch Reformed ministers, constructed the Great Trek as a post-figurative Exodus.
dc.description.urihttp://journals.ufs.ac.za/index.php/at/article/view/1610
dc.format.extent17 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free State
dc.subjectSouth Africa -- History -- Great Trek, 1836-1840en_ZA
dc.subjectExodus, Theen_ZA
dc.subjectKestell, J. D. (John Daniel), 1854-1941en_ZA
dc.subjectHofmeyr, N. (Nicolaas), 1860-1932en_ZA
dc.titleThe Great Trek as Exodus in J.D. Kestell's and N. Hofmeyr's De Voortrekkers, of Het Dagboek van Izak van der Merween_ZA
dc.typeArticle
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