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Title Savage worlds : German encounters abroad, 1798-1914 / edited by Matthew P. Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath.

Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  325.343 SAVA    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in imperialism.
Studies in imperialism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-251) and index.
Contents 1 Savagery of empire p. 1 / Matthew P. Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath -- 2 'No alternative to extermination7: Germans and their 'savages' in southern Brazil at the turn of the nineteenth century p. 21 / Stefan Rinke -- 3 'Far better than their reputation': the Tolai of East New Britain in the writings of Otto Finsch p. 42 / Hilary Howes -- 4 Goddess and the beast: African-German encounters p. 63 / Eva Bischoff -- 5 Wine into wineskins: the Neuendettelsau missionaries' encounter with language and myth in New Guinea p. 86 / Daniel Midena -- 6 Signs of the savage in the skull? German investigations of Australian Aboriginal skeletal remains, c. 1860 p. 105 / Antie Kühnast -- 7 'Scientific tourism': colonialism in the photographs and letters of the young cosmopolitan Carl Heinrich Becker, 1900-2 p. 127 / Ulf Morgenstern -- 8 Through a German lens: the Australian Aborigines and the question of difference p. 147 / Judith Wilson -- 9 Savagery of America? Nineteenth-century German literature and indigenous representations p. 169 / Nicole Perry -- 10 Incompetent masters, indolent natives, savage origins: the Philippines and its inhabitants in the travel accounts of Carl Semper (1869) and Fedor Jagor (1873) p. 185 / Hidde van der Wall -- 11 Social Democrats and Germany's war in South-West Africa, 1904-7: the view of the socialist press p. 206 / Andrew G. Bonnell.
Summary With an eye to recovering the experiences of those in frontier zones of contact, 'Savage Worlds' maps a wide range of different encounters between Germans and non-European indigenous peoples in the age of high imperialism. Examining outbreaks of radical violence as well as instances of mutual co-operation, it examines the differing goals and experiences of German explorers, settlers, travellers, merchants, and academics, and how the variety of projects they undertook shaped their relationship with the indigenous peoples they encountered. 0Examining the multifaceted nature of German interactions with indigenous populations, this volume offers historians and anthropologists clear evidence of the complexity of the colonial frontier and frontier zone encounters. It poses the question of how far Germans were able to overcome their initial belief that, in leaving Europe, they were entering 'savage worlds'.
Other author Fitzpatrick, Matthew P., editor.
Monteath, Peter, editor.
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Colonies -- Germany.
Germans -- Foreign countries -- Attitudes.
Germans -- Foreign countries -- Ethnic relations.
Ethnic relations.
Germany -- Colonies -- History.
Germany -- Colonies -- Ethnic relations.
Germany -- Foreign relations.
ISBN 1526123401 (hardback)
9781526123404 (hardback)