Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa

TitleHeroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBerenson, Edward
Number of Pages376
PublisherUniversity of California Press
CityBerkeley
Abstract

During the decades of empire (1870-1914), legendary heroes and their astonishing deeds of conquest gave imperialism a recognizable human face. Henry Morton Stanley, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Charles Gordon, Jean-Baptiste Marchand, and Hubert Lyautey all braved almost unimaginable dangers among "savage" people for their nation's greater good. This vastly readable book, the first comparative history of colonial heroes in Britain and France, shows via unforgettable portraits the shift from public veneration of the peaceful conqueror to unbridled passion for the vanquishing hero. Edward Berenson.

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Short TitleHeroes of Empire
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