A political history of Munhumutapa

c 1400-1902

Stan Mudenge


The book is out of print.


One of the first major contributions towards a reconstruction of the pre-colonial history of Zimbabwe making extensive use of oral traditions and archival records, especially those of the Portuguese. Mudenge has taken advantage of the earlier publication of the two books to place his own treatise within their general perspective, and the result is a comprehensive history of Munhumutapa.


This book is an important landmark in the historiography of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. - David Hedges, The Journal of African History


Stanislaus Gorerazvo Mudenge was a Zimbabwean politician who served in the government of Zimbabwe as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 2005 and as Minister of Higher Education from 2005 to 2012.