Heroic Imperialists in Africa: The Promotion of British and French Colonial Heroes, 1870-1939 (BOK)

Berny Sebe

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From the height of 'New Imperialism' until the Second World War, three generations of heroes of the British and French empires in Africa were selected, manufactured and packaged for consumption by a metropolitan public eager to discover new horizons and to find comfort in the concept of a 'civilising mission'. This book looks at imperial heroism by examining the legends of a dozen major colonial figures on both sides of the Channel, revisiting the familiar stories of Livingstone, Gordon and Kitchener under a radically new angle, and throwing light on their French counterparts, often less famous in the Anglophone world but certainly equally fascinating.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Berny Sebe
Forlag
MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780719084928
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2cm
Vekt 517 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form African history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Colonialism & imperialism

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