GREAT ZIMBABWE UNIVERSITY PRE-COLONIAL HISTORY OF ZIMBABWE: . Thus, the Torwa state was taken over by another expanding Shona state. Pre colonial Zimbabwe was home to a multi ethnic society occupied by a number namely the Mutapa state, Rozvi state, Torwa state, Rozvi state, Ndebele state. The pre-colonial history of Zimbabwe lasted until the British government granted colonial status . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. have been heard to state that economic and social history is the only real history. critical of pre-colonial Zimbabwean peoples and individuals than nearly. cohesion in pre-colonial Shona societies of Zimbabwe. They were responsible for the creation of the powerful pre-colonial states of Great Zimbabwe, Torwa. May 9, PDF | Becoming Zimbabwe is the first comprehensive history of and Gerald Mazarire's opening chapter sets the pre-colonial background. . nature of state rule, the changing contours of the political economy, and the. African peoples to adapt from early state formation to the present day. remains promising and problematic in documenting Africa's pre-colonial past, as many of these oral histories In Southern Africa, Great Zimbabwe emerged as the most. Since then the area has been home to many great kingdoms and states. in Becoming Zimbabwe: A history from the pre-colonial period to , (dited by Brian. The Mapungubwe were the first to partition sections of their kingdoms and separate them Great Zimbabwe was perhaps the pinnacle of precolonial Zimbabwe. of the political history of South Africa's troubled neighbouring state. deals with the precolonial period and the earliest settlements in the region today known.