Representing Africa: landscape, exploration and empire in Southern Africa, 1780–1870


McAleer, John (2010) Representing Africa: landscape, exploration and empire in Southern Africa, 1780–1870, Manchester, GB, Manchester University Press, 272pp. (Studies in Imperialism).

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Southern Africa played a varied but vital role in Britain’s maritime and imperial stories: it was one of the most intricate pieces in the British imperial strategic jigsaw, and representations of southern African landscape and maritime spaces reflect its multifaceted position.

*Representing Africa* examines the ways in which British travellers, explorers and artists viewed southern Africa in a period of evolving and expanding British interest in the region. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, contemporary travelogues and visual images, many of which have not previously been published in this context, this book posits landscape as a useful prism through which to view changing British attitudes towards Africa.

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ISBNs: 9780719081040 (print)
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Organisations: History
ePrint ID: 343561
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May 2010Published
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 14:27
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 16:33
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343561

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