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Savage worlds : German encounters abroad, 1798-1914

Savage worlds : German encounters abroad, 1798-1914

Author: Matthew P Fitzpatrick; Peter Monteath; Emma Brennan; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Studies in Imperialism online (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
With an eye to recovering the experiences of those in frontier zones of contact<i>, Savage Worlds</i> 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fitzpatrick, Matthew P.; Monteath, Peter.
Savage worlds: German encounters abroad, 1798-1914,
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2018,
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew P Fitzpatrick; Peter Monteath; Emma Brennan; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781526123411 152612341X 1526123428 9781526123428
OCLC Number: 1164780917
Language Note: In English.
Notes: In-house editor: Emma Brennan.
Available through ManchesterHive.
Target Audience: Historians and anthropologists interested in empire, colonialism and the nature of frontier contact.
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
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 Kühnast --
7. 'Scientific tourism': colonialism in the photographs and letters of the young cosmopolitan Carl Heinrich Becker, 1900-02 - 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, 1904-07: the view of the socialist press - Andrew G. Bonnell --
Series Title: Studies in Imperialism online (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: edited by Matthew 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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