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Empires in the Sun - The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa (Paperback): Lawrence James

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Empires in the Sun - The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa (Paperback)

Lawrence James

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In this compelling history of the men and ideas that radically changed the course of world history, Lawrence James investigates how, within a hundred years, Europeans persuaded and coerced Africa into becoming a subordinate part of the modern world. The continent was a magnet for the high-minded, the philanthropic, the unscrupulous and the insane. Visionary pro-consuls rub shoulders with missionaries, explorers, soldiers, adventurers, engineers, big-game hunters, entrepreneurs and physicians. Eminent historian Lawrence James narrates how between 1830 and 1945, Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and Italy exported their languages, laws, culture, religions, scientific and technical knowledge and economic systems to Africa. The colonial powers imposed administrations designed to bring stability and peace to a continent that seemed to lack both. The justification for emancipation from slavery (and occupation) was the common assumption that the late nineteenth-century Europe was the summit of civilization. This magnificent history also pauses to ask: what did not happen and why?

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Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2017
Authors: Lawrence James
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 416
ISBN-13: 978-1-78022-618-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
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LSN: 1-78022-618-7
Barcode: 9781780226187

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