Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 May 2010

272 Pages | 16 Illustrations, black & white, 9 Illustrations, colour

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719081040

Bookseller Code (06)


Representing Africa

Landscape, exploration and empire in Southern Africa, 1780-1870

John McAleer

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Revitalises the study of exploration in southern Africa by interpreting it within its social and political contexts Subjects and themes which are usually analysed and studied separately - such as scientific expeditions, missionary activity and the impact of hunting - are brought together to illuminate more fully the relationship between European travellers and African landscapes Investigates the relationship between geographical exploration and imperial control, a crucial theme in understanding the history of the British Empire Provides an unusually rich picture of the diverse ways in which landscapes and their exploration were communicated to people in Britain Much of the material reproduced here has never been published in this context before

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