Book ID: CBB259547609

The Nature of German Imperialism: Conservation and the Politics of Wildlife in Colonial East Africa (2016)


Gissibl, Bernhard (Author)

Berghahn Books

Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 374
Language: English

Today, the East African state of Tanzania is renowned for wildlife preserves such as the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Selous Game Reserve. Yet few know that most of these initiatives emerged from decades of German colonial rule. This book gives the first full account of Tanzanian wildlife conservation up until World War I, focusing upon elephant hunting and the ivory trade as vital factors in a shift from exploitation to preservation that increasingly excluded indigenous Africans. Analyzing the formative interactions between colonial governance and the natural world, The Nature of German Imperialism situates East African wildlife policies within the global emergence of conservationist sensibilities around 1900.

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Authors & Contributors
Bruchhausen, Walter
Sunseri, Thaddeus
Huijzendveld, Frans D.
Sabea, Hanan
Hodgson, Dorothy L.
Börjeson, Lowe
International Journal of African Historical Studies
Environmental History
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
American Historical Review
Environment and History
Palgrave Macmillan
Wallstein Verlag
University of Nebraska Press
Duke University Press
University Press of Kansas
Indiana University Press
Germany, colonies
Wildlife conservation
Great Britain, colonies
Hunting; trapping
Paz Graells, Mariano de la
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
21st century
20th century, late
Tanzania (Tanganyika, Zanzibar)
United States
East Africa
Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin

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