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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He acquires his colony at great cost to the natives. Just a personal recommendation 1 18 Feb 23, It’s good if you’re interested in journalism, slavery, or colonization. I thought the source material and overall story was a powerful. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Il rapporto di centocinquanta pagine redatto dai commissari confermava le accuse avanzate da Morel e Casement.

After reading this I certainly will never again be able to see Stanley as a hero or read Heart of Darkness in the same way.

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Worth reading, but some slogging required. Interesting read altogether, but could be two times shorter without unnecessary descriptions of who wear what, how everyone looked and under which tree one may have been sitting. Not enough about the Congo itself. Puoi aggiungere e riempire il template secondo le istruzioni e poi rimuovere questo avviso.

It was really good at shedding light on this part of history but in my opinion began to lag a bit due to its overwhelming focus on diplomatic maneuvering treatises propaganda stories etc.

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It is certainly not a detailed account of Belgian attempts at “civilizing” the country. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Maybe most history writers are the same in this.

Hard to say I enjoy a book with such disturbing subject matter, but I’m glad I read it. This was quite disappointing.

Gli spettri del Congo

Kind of gruesome in parts, but an eye-opening account of what other countries have had to endure. In the face of lack of evidence due to destruction thereof or a deliberate lack of record-keeping, just tighten up the writing so the focus is more evenly balanced between the white people and the black people – Hochschild apologizes for as much in the preface, but it could have been corrected at least somewhat even before publication. Open Preview See a Problem? Which leads me back to thinking, were other people appalled in public because this was the “right” thing to do Books by Adam Hochschild.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. But maybe authors like David McCullough and Charles Mann do a superior job of sprinkling their feelings among the facts. Be the first to review this item.

Given the material, this is an absorbing book–a five star in terms of the importance spetri the story, but not, I thought, in presentation. Quotes from Gli spettri del C Leopold II of Belgium. Gli spettri del Congo by Adam Hochschild. I think in a lot of cases like that, less would have been more. It is not a thorough political history of the Congo as a “free state” or Belgian colony.

Gli spettri del Congo, Adam Hochschild. (Paperback )

Among the Bolia people of the Congo, for example, a king was chosen by a council of elders; by ancestors, who appeared to him in a dream; and finally by wild animals, who signaled their assent by roaring during a night when the cel candidate was left at a particular spot in the rain forest. The art sprang from cultures that had, among other things, a looser sense than Islam or Christianity of the boundaries between our world and the next, as well as those between the world of humans and the world of beasts.

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All that aside, this book does a decent job of making the key connections clear and guiding the reader spetri the cumulative events that turn into History, and that’s important for this sort of historical narrative.

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I felt I got a better sense of how Leopold conducted his affair with his teenage mistress than how he governed the Congo. And to think, Leopold did not die by his own hand or by that of an assassin just blows my mind. 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. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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I wouldn’t have before reading this book, yet a man thousands of miles from a land he never visited is charged with instituting policies responsible for 10 million deaths in the course of a couple of decades, sparking the “first great 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. I’m a fan of history and learning new things and this very muc This was quite disappointing.

Egli non ebbe mai modo di recarsi personalmente in Congo: Ci sono anche gli idealisti che, denunciando lo scandalo del Congo, fecero nascere il primo movimento mondiale a favore dei diritti umani. If you are cohgo seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Share your thoughts with other customers.