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Making Empire: Colonial Encounters and the Creation of Imperial Rule in Nineteenth-Century Africa
     

Making Empire: Colonial Encounters and the Creation of Imperial Rule in Nineteenth-Century Africa

by Richard N. Price
 

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ISBN-10: 0521718198

ISBN-13: 9780521718196

Pub. Date: 11/10/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the dramatic story of the colonial encounter and the construction of empire in Southern Africa in the nineteenth century. What did the British make of the Xhosa and how did they make sense of their politics and culture? How did the British establish and then explain their dominion, especially when it ran counter to the cultural values they believed

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This is the dramatic story of the colonial encounter and the construction of empire in Southern Africa in the nineteenth century. What did the British make of the Xhosa and how did they make sense of their politics and culture? How did the British establish and then explain their dominion, especially when it ran counter to the cultural values they believed themselves to represent? In this book, Richard Price answers these questions by looking at the ways in which individual missionaries, officials and politicians interacted with the Xhosa. He describes how those encounters changed and shaped the culture of imperial rule in Southern Africa. He charts how an imperial regime developed both in the minds of the colonizers and in the everyday practice of power and how the British imperial presence was entangled in and shaped by the encounter with the Xhosa from the very moment of their first meeting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521718196
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/10/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
402
Sales rank:
1,206,254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: intentions and purposes; 1. Encounters in empire; 2. The making of missionary culture; 3. Observation, engagement and optimism; 4. Cultural encounters: the destabilization of missionary culture; 5. Missionaries encounter the Chiefs; 6. The closing of the missionary mind; 7. Creating colonial knowledge; 8. Meetings, ceremonies and display; 9. Empire as democracy; 10. Empire and liberalism; 11. The destruction of the Xhosa Chiefs; 12. The trials of the Chiefs; 13. Postscript: endings and beginnings.

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