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Carl Peters and German imperialism, 1856-1918 : a political biography /
by Arne Perras.
Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 2004.
xi, 286 p. : map, port. ; 23 cm.
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Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 2004.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [260]-275) and index.
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Review Quotes
Perras impressively explicates the central narrative of the immediate career.
"This is an excellent and much needed account of the career of Carl Peters. With this book, [Arne Perras] has done a real service to scholars of German history and colonialism." --Modern History
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This account of 'old regime' Europe explores the cultural revolution which transformed 18th-century Europe. In the process the author explains, among other things, how Prussia became the dominant power in Europe, and why the French monarchy collapsed.
Long Description
Carl Peters (1856-1918) ranked among Germany's most prominent imperialists in the Bismarckian and Wilhelmine periods. In the 1880s he emerged as a leader of the colonial movement and became known as the founder of Deutsch-Ostafrika, a region many Germans regarded as the pearl of their overseas possessions. In Nazi Germany he was revered as a precursor of Hitler and ascended retrospectively to new glory as a pioneer in the struggle for Lebensraum. Thisscholarly biography examines Peters's nationalist agenda and sheds light on his colonial expeditions into East Africa. It seeks to explain how this young academic who had written about Schopenhauer and metaphysics eventually became a skilful agitator for a German world empire.
Main Description
Carl Peters (1856-1918) ranked among Germany's most prominent imperialists in the nineteenth century. He became known as the founder of Deutsch-Ostafrika, a region many Germans saw as the pearl of their overseas possessions, and his memory was revered in Nazi Germany. This biography reveals his role in Germany's colonial expansion.
Table of Contents
Academic Laurels and Empty Pockets: Peters's Early Years 1856-1883
The Quest for East Africa 1884-1885
From the Nyasa to the Nile: Peters and the German East African Company 1885-1887
Rescuing Emin Pasha 1888-1890
After Bismarck: The Heligoland-Zanzibar Agreement and its Consequences 1890-1891
King or Pawn? Peters on Kilimanjaro 1891-1892
Colonial Scandal 1892-1897
Struggling for a Political Come-Back 1897-1918
Towards New Glory 1919-1945
Peters's Disputed Legacy after 1945
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