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Savage Worlds

German Encounters Abroad, 1798-1914. Studies in Imperialism

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Manchester University Press, Manchester, United Kingdom
Published: 3rd Jul 2018
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm
ISBN-10: 1526123401
ISBN-13: 9781526123404
Barcode No: 9781526123404
Synopsis
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 academics, and how the variety of projects they undertook shaped their relationship with the indigenous peoples they encountered. Examining the multifaceted nature of German interactions with indigenous populations, this volume offers historians and anthropologists clear evidence of the complexity of the colonial frontier and frontier zone encounters. It poses the question of how far Germans were able to overcome their initial belief that, in leaving Europe, they were entering 'savage worlds'. -- .

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