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Contextual perspectives on geographical thought : Gillman of Tanganyika (1882-1946)

Contextual perspectives on geographical thought : Gillman of Tanganyika (1882-1946)
Contextual perspectives on geographical thought : Gillman of Tanganyika (1882-1946)
Clement Gillman (1882-1946) trained as an engineer and worked in German East Africa and in Tanganyika from 1905 to this death in 1946. He was distinguished not only as an engineer but also as a pioneer field scientist and advocate of modern geography. He was a constant traveller and a prolific writer. His numerous published papes and his private diaries provide an insight into the foundations of East Afican geography and into the formative period when modern Tanzania was in the making. If, as is claimed, colonialism served primarily to reveal the problems of modern Africa rather than to solve them, Gillman was one of the instruments by which those problems were brought to light and first understood. This paper is an outcome of recent and continuing research in Britain and East Africa which is designed to lead in due course to a major study in Gillman's life an dwork in the context of his time and place.
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Hoyle, B.S.
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Hoyle, B.S.
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Hoyle, B.S. (1983) Contextual perspectives on geographical thought : Gillman of Tanganyika (1882-1946) (Department of Geography Discussion papers, 19) Southampton, GB. University of Southampton 40pp.

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Clement Gillman (1882-1946) trained as an engineer and worked in German East Africa and in Tanganyika from 1905 to this death in 1946. He was distinguished not only as an engineer but also as a pioneer field scientist and advocate of modern geography. He was a constant traveller and a prolific writer. His numerous published papes and his private diaries provide an insight into the foundations of East Afican geography and into the formative period when modern Tanzania was in the making. If, as is claimed, colonialism served primarily to reveal the problems of modern Africa rather than to solve them, Gillman was one of the instruments by which those problems were brought to light and first understood. This paper is an outcome of recent and continuing research in Britain and East Africa which is designed to lead in due course to a major study in Gillman's life an dwork in the context of his time and place.

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Published date: 1983
Organisations: Geography & Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 362714
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/362714
ISSN: 0140-9875
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