Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa (BOK)

Edward Berenson

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During the decades of empire (1870-1914), legendary heroes and their astonishing deeds of conquest gave imperialism a recognizable human face. Henry Morton Stanley, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Charles Gordon, Jean-Baptiste Marchand, and Hubert Lyautey all braved almost unimaginable dangers among "savage" people for their nation's greater good. This vastly readable book, the first comparative history of colonial heroes in Britain and France, shows via unforgettable portraits the shift from public veneration of the peaceful conqueror to unbridled passion for the vanquishing hero. Edward Berenson argues that these five men transformed the imperial steeplechase of those years into a powerful 'heroic moment'. He breaks new ground by linking the era's 'new imperialism' to its 'new journalism' - the penny press - which furnished the public with larger-than-life figures who then embodied each nation's imperial hopes and anxieties.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Edward Berenson
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520272583
Antall sider 376 Dimensjoner 14,6cm x 22,2cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 485 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Colonialism & imperialism