Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2015

352 Pages | 27 Halftones, black & white

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780719097515

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Heroic imperialists in Africa

The promotion of British and French colonial heroes, 1870-1939

Berny Sèbe

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Looks at the reputations of imperial heroes from 'behind the scenes', revealing the depth of imperial sentiment in British and French metropolitan cultures
  • Offers a fresh insight into the mechanisms that allowed these 'heroic legends' to reach such status and, in many cases, to survive the radical shift of values that accompanied the end of European empires
  • Includes a comparative dimension, examining the French and British contexts together
  • Draws upon visual sources and includes illustrations