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Heroes of empire : five charismatic men and the conquest of Africa

Author: Edward Berenson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines, through the lives of five important English and French figures, the history of the exploration and colonization of Africa between 1870 and 1914, and the role the mass media played in promoting colonial conquest.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry M Stanley; Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza; Charles George Gordon; Jean-Baptiste Marchand; Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Berenson
ISBN: 9780520234277 0520234278 9780520272583 0520272587
OCLC Number: 606760466
Description: xii, 360 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Henry Morton Stanley and the new journalism --
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the making of the French Third Republic --
Charles Gordon, imperial saint --
The "Stanley craze" --
Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Fashoda, and the Dreyfus Affair --
Brazza and the scandal of the Congo --
Hubert Lyautey and the French seizure of Morocco.
Responsibility: 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. This book presents a comparative history of colonial  Read more...

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"An utterly enthralling and elegantly-crafted work which grips from its arresting opening sentence." Journal Of African History 20120724 "An extremely readable book comparing Henry Morton Stanley, Read more...

 
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