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Disease and empire : the health of European troops in the conquest of Africa

Author: Philip D Curtin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, first published in 1998, examines the practice of military medicine during the conquest of Africa, especially in the 1880s and 1890s. Curtin examines what was done, what was not done, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip D Curtin
ISBN: 0521591694 9780521591690
OCLC Number: 466569563
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 241-248. Index.
Description: XIII-256 p.-pl. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. The West African disease background; 2. The march to Magdala; 3. The march to Kumasi; 4. Conquest in the West African tropics, 1879-1900; 5. Typhoid fever and the garrison of Egypt, 1882-1914; 6. The typhoid campaigns: Northeastern Africa in the 1880s; 7. The last campaigns in Eastern Africa: Madagascar and Omdurman, 1895-8; 8. The Anglo-Boer War; 9. Retrospect.
Responsibility: Philip D. Curtin.
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"Military historians and historians of Africa will not think the same way about African conquest after reading this work." Journal of Interdisciplinary History "Well researched and well argued...." Read more...

 
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