Ruth Edgecombe

Ruth Edgecombe was a professor of historical studies at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

Listed in: Environmental Policy · African Studies · History · African History · Environmental History




Environmental history in southern Africa has only recently come into its own as a distinct field of historical inquiry. While natural resources lie at the heart of all environmental history, the field opens the door to a wide range of inquiries, several of which are pioneered in this collection. South Africa's Environmental History offers a series of local and particular studies followed by more general commentary and comparative studies.

"A worthwhile and rewarding read for anyone interested in environmental history, and not only that of South Africa."

International Journal of African Historical Studies