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David Livingstone : mission and empire / / Andrew C. Ross

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Autore: Ross Andrew (Andrew C.) Visualizza persona
Titolo: David Livingstone : mission and empire / / Andrew C. Ross Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: London, [England] ; ; New York : , : Hambledon and London, , 2002
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (297 p.)
Disciplina: 916.8/94041/092
Soggetto topico: Explorers - Africa, Southern
Explorers - Scotland
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: CONTENTS; Illustrations; Introduction; Note on African Names; 1 The Displaced Gael; 2 A Student in Glasgow and London; 3 The LMS and Southern Africa; 4 Kuruman and Mabotsa; 5 Kolobeng and the North; 6 South African Politics; 7 Coast to Coast; 8 Years of Triumph; 9 The Zambesi Expedition; 10 Linyanti; 11 Failure and Defeat; 12 Home and Family; 13 Bombay to Bangweulu; 14 Last Journeys; 15 Livingstone and Imperialism; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Sommario/riassunto: David Livingstone was one of the supreme representatives of the British Empire; yet his career suffered many set-backs during his own lifetime and since his death his reputation has swung between extremes of adulation and dismissal. Were his epic journeys through Africa purely to save souls and counter the slave trade? Or were they the first steps towards bringing the peoples of Central Africa under the control of Europeans who would destroy their values and exploit them economically? Beyond these questions, there lies the puzzle of Livingstone's own character and its contradictions. Livingsto
Titolo autorizzato: David Livingstone  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-283-20210-7
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910461262203321
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