The Resource Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980, Guy Vanthemsche

Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980, Guy Vanthemsche

Label
Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980
Title
Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980
Statement of responsibility
Guy Vanthemsche
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "While the impact of a colonising metropole on subjected territories has been widely scrutinized, the effect of empire on the colonising country has long been neglected. Recently, many studies have examined the repercussions of their respective empires on colonial powers such as the United Kingdom and France. Belgium and its African empire have been conspicuously absent from this discussion. This book attempts to fill this gap. Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980 examines the effects of colonialism on the domestic politics, diplomacy and economics of Belgium, from 1880--when King Leopold II began the country's expansionist enterprises in Africa--to the 1980s, well after the Congo's independence in June of 1960. By examining the colonial impact on its mother country Belgium, this study also contributes to a better understanding of Congo's past and present"--
  • This book explains how and why Belgium, a small but influential European country, was affected by its colonial activities in the Congo
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
967.51/02
Index
index present
LC call number
DH569.C7
LC item number
V26 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980, Guy Vanthemsche
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Tables; Introduction; Empire and Metropole; The Focus of the Present Book; 1 Origin of the Colonial Phenomenon in Belgium; Belgium at the Dawn of Colonisation; The Initiatives of Leopold II and the Foundation of the Congo Free State (1885); The Essential Traits of the Leopoldian Initiatives; The Foundation of the Congo Free State; Main Characteristics of the Congo Free State (1885-1908); Conquests and Financial Needs; Exploitation and Massacres in the Leopoldian Congo
Control code
ocn801193141
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280877902
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613719218
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371921
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30230469
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)801193141
  • cbo0521194210

Library Locations

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