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Published: 15 August 2013

280 Pages | 16 black and white figures


ISBN: 9780199674572

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A Progressive Occupation?

The Gallieni-Lyautey Method and Colonial Pacification in Tonkin and Madagascar, 1885-1900

Michael P.M. Finch

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Sheds new light on an aspects of French colonial warfare before the First World War - hitherto very little on this subject available in the English language
  • Focus on the Gallieni-Lyautey method raises broader historical questions about the French army, empire and civil-military relations
  • Explores the differences between theory and practice in colonial warfare
  • Offers English-language treatment of the pre-WWI career of Joseph Gallieni (and will, by extension, be of interest to those with an interest in WWI)
  • Will be of interest to anyone interested the pre-WWII imperial origins of counterinsurgency