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Savage worlds : German encounters abroad, 1798-1914

Author: Matthew P Fitzpatrick; Peter Monteath
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With an eye to recovering the experiences of those in frontier zones of contact, 'Savage Worlds' maps a wide range of different encounters between Germans and non-European indigenous peoples in the age of high imperialism. Examining outbreaks of radical violence as well as instances of mutual co-operation, it examines the differing goals and experiences of German explorers, settlers, travellers, merchants, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew P Fitzpatrick; Peter Monteath
ISBN: 1526123401 9781526123404
OCLC Number: 1014106501
Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The savagery of empire / Matthew P. Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath --
2. 'No alternative to extermination': Germans and their 'savages' in Southern Brazil at the turn of the nineteenth century / Stefan Rinke --
3. 'Far better than their reputation': the Tolai of East New Britain in the writings of Otto Finsch / Hilary Howes --
4. The goddess and the beast: African-German encounters / Eva Bischoff --
5. Wine into wineskins: the Neuendettelsau missionaries' encounter with language and myth in New Guinea / Daniel Midena --
6. Signs of the savage in the skull? German investigations of Australian Aboriginal skeletal remains, c. 1860 / Antje Kuhnast7. 'Scientific tourism': colonialism in the photographs and letters of the young cosmopolitan Carl Heinrich Becker, 1900-2 / Ulf Morgenstern --
8. Through a German lens: the Australian Aborigines and the question of difference / Judith Wilson --
9. The savagery of America? Nineteenth-century German literature and indigenous representations / Nicole Perry --
10. Incompetent masters, indolent natives, savage origins: the Philippines and its inhabitants in the travel accounts of Carl Semper (1869) and Fedor Jagor (1873) / Hidde van der Wall --
11. Social Democrats and Germany's war in South-West Africa, 1904-7: the view of the socialist press / Andrew G. Bonnell.
Series Title: Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath.

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Savage Worlds examines frontier encounters between Germans and indigenous peoples in the age of high imperialism. It demonstrates the complexity of the colonial frontier and frontier zone encounters  Read more...

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