Results 1 – 30 of Storia del Teatro drammatico I. Grecia e Roma (parte prima), Gli Spettri Del Congo: Re Leopoldo II del Belgio e l’olocausto dimenticato. Gli spettri del Congo by Adam Hochschild. (Paperback ). El fantasma del rey Leopoldo: Una historia de codicia, terror y heroísmo en el África colonial. by Adam Hochschild; Mario Vargas Llosa; José Luis Gil Aristu.

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Even more than the intrusive socialist lens, I was left uneasy by the whiff of sensationalist journalism in his psychoanalysis and unsupported speculations about motives and actions and focus on scandal. Estratto da ” https: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Not that those people Stanley e. By the end of the book, even the white human rights spertri who raised the world’s concerns about issues in Interesting read altogether, but could be two times shorter without unnecessary descriptions of who wear what, fongo everyone looked and under which tree one may have been sitting.

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See all 6 questions conto Gli spettri del Congo…. Cubism was new only for Europeans, for it was partly inspired by specific pieces of African art, some of them from the Pende and Songye peoples, who live in the basin of the Kasai River, one of the Congo’s major tributaries.

Well researched but very depressing to see that almost 10, Africans and an entire culture was destroyed for greed. I would have liked to read more about the experience of those in the Congo rather than so much focus on the competing congl regarding Leopold’s Congo on the world stage.


If you ask an educated American to name the worst despots and atrocities of the twentieth century, you’ll immediately hear such names as Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot. The Africans believed that these goods came not from the ship itself but from a hole that led into the ocean. Hochschild was born in New York City. His later books include The Mirror at Midnight: In altri progetti Wikimedia Commons. I just couldn’t get into it!

This was the basis of Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It was easy to see the distinctive brilliance that so entranced Picasso and his colleagues at their first encounter with this art at an exhibit in Paris in Edmund Morel nacque in Avenue d’Eylau a Parigi, unico figlio di Edmond Morel de Ville, funzionario statale francese di famiglia modesta, e di Emmeline de Horne, discendente da una famiglia inglese di quaccheri.

Aside from broaching a topic almost entirely uncovered in the English historiography, KLG does very little well. Be the first to review this item. It touched on a subject, to conog honest, I’ve never read about before and that’s one of the reasons I was so eager to read it.

Mar Oct 15, Published by Rizzoli first published Good read for history buffs.

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It’s good if you’re interested in journalism, slavery, or colonization. But it left me wanting so much more. And to think, Leopold did not die by his own hand or by that of an assassin just blows my mind. Leopold II of Belgium. It is more of the last than anything else, but one gets the impression that the book was poor Aside from broaching a topic almost entirely uncovered in the English historiography, KLG does very little well.

Also prepare for the typical Jewish narrative of inducing guilt on the whole white race for slavery and colonization of Africa.

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He later was part of the movement against the Vietnam War, and, after several years as a daily newspaper reporter, worked as a writer and editor for the leftwing Ramparts magazine.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Biographies are just not for me. The book is mostly regarding the lust of a king who is gradually losing power to acquire more of it. The very word ‘genocide’ originated to characterize his depradations upon the people of the Congo, who were treated as forced laborers in the mines. I would have preferred more information on their actions regarding Congo.

Bertrand Russel disse di lui: Just a personal recommendation 1 18 Feb 23, Weird to say about a book about a horrible individual, but what I mean is that there was not as much detail and understanding about what was happening in the Congo as I expected.

It is more of the last than anything else, but one gets the impression that the book was poorly planned out, and that it skips about in its chronology and subject matter, leaving great gaps unfilled. Maybe most history writers are the same in this. And other reviewers here have touched on how he raises questions towards the end but doesn’t really explore them, even though he’s perfectly capable of doing so.

For what was slavery in the American South, after all, but a system for transforming the labor of black bodies, via cotton plantations, into cloth? He acquires his colony at great cost to the natives.

Perhaps it was the fluidity of these boundaries that granted central Africa’s artists a freedom those in Europe had not yet discovered. Worth reading, but some slogging required. Am I ever going to find a “pop history” book that’s satisfactory?

Finally, the writing style isn’t engaging in my opinion.

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