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Britain, Germany and Colonial Violence in South-West Africa, 1884-1919 The Herero and Nama Genocide




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 03/2022
Edizione: 1st ed. 2022





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Reflecting emerging scholarship on the entanglement of colonial histories, this book examines British and South African perspectives on, and involvement in, the genocide of the Herero and Nama in German South West Africa from 1904 to 1908. Seeking to present a transnational and trans-colonial perspective on the war imposed by Germany, the book sheds light on Anglo-German relations during ‘native' rebellions and exposes shared experiences of colonial violence. This approach aligns with a new surge of historiography which emphasises the co-operation between colonial powers to maintain order in Africa. The author focuses on British involvement in counter-insurgency efforts, its awareness of the extent of the genocide, and how the Herero-Nama War impacted colonial rule in British territory. The book sheds light on how the British government intentionally managed sensitive information on German colonialism according to the geopolitical needs: While reports were ignored and censored prior to 1914, these became instrumental to Britain’s foreign policy in confiscating Germany’s colonies in 1919. Not only exploring the war years, the book covers the entire period of German colonial rule in Africa (1884-1919), and highlights British and South African perspectives throughout this period. Offering fresh insights on the first genocide of the century, this book builds on a growing body of research into trans-colonialism and contributes to modern German history.




Sommario

1. Introduction.- 

2. Britain and Germany in South West Africa, 1884-1904.

 3. The First Genocide of the Twentieth Century.

4. Concerns and Co-operation: Britain's Involvement in the Rebellion.

5. Containing African Mobility.

6. A New Casement Report.

7. German Colonialism in Paris, 1918-19.

8. Conclusion.




Autore

Mads Bomholt Nielsen is currently working at the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science in Denmark. Previously, he was Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Copenhagen. He obtained his PhD from King’s College London in 2017.










Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9783030945602

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies
Dimensioni: 210 x 148 mm Ø 452 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:XI, 233 p. 3 illus.
Pagine Arabe: 233
Pagine Romane: xi


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