David Livingstone and the Victorian Encounter with Africa

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Livingstone has survived in the popular imagination as the most famous of those Europeans who explored 19th-century Africa. The text of this catalog to a British exhibition of Livingstone's memorabilia and collections provides not only a concise biography but endeavors to give context to his historical role in light of the antislavery movement, missionary activity, exploration, adventurism, and the Victorian romance of the "exotic." The volume is richly illustrated with objects ranging from formal portraits of Livingstone and his contemporaries to examples of his personal effects to African materials he collected. While more revered in Britain than in the United States, Livingstone is a significant figure in modern African-European history, and this catalog provides a useful overview of his role. Recommended for most academic libraries; strongly recommended for Africana collections.Eugene C. Burt, Art Inst. of Seattle Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855141773
  • Publisher: National Portrait Gallery Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Pages: 239
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Acknowledgements 7
Lenders to the Exhibition 8
1 David Livingstone: A Brief Biographical Account 11
2 Livingstone, Self-Help and Scotland 79
3 David Livingstone and the Culture of Exploration in Mid-Victorian Britain 109
4 Doctor Livingstone Collects 139
5 Fabricating Africa: Livingstone and the Visual Image 1850-1874 169
6 David Livingstone and the Worldly After-Life: Imperialism and Nationalism in Africa 201
Authors' Notes 220
Bibliography 224
Exhibition List 228
Index of Illustrations 238
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