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Savage worlds : German encounters abroad, 1798-1914

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
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 P. Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath.


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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