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The Scramble For Africa 1876-1912

Thomas Pakenham

ISBN 10: 0297811304 / ISBN 13: 9780297811305
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1991
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st Impression, appears unread, not price clipped, no owner's name or other inscription, some shelf wear at base of spine, D/j spine is sun faded, D/j has minor shelf wear at head but has no tears, nicks or marks and is now protected by a clear removable sleeve. Heavy book so p&p cost tbc. Bookseller Inventory # 04202

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Title: The Scramble For Africa 1876-1912

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history.

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Thomas Pakenham is the author of THE MOUNTAINS OF RASSELAS, THE YEAR OF LIBERTY and THE BOER WAR. He divides his time between a terraced house I nnNorth Kensington, London and a crumbling castle in Ireland. He is married to the writer Valerie Pakenham and they have four children.

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