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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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It’s almost like saying Hilter carried out the Holocaust by himself.

Gli spettri del Congo — Reader Q&A

Hardcoverpages. But oh so repetitive. Nel Edmund sospese gli studi e fece ritorno a Parigi per assistere la madre gravemente malata. In dle 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 2.

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His Bury the Chains: Be the first to review this item. The subject itself is interesting, so I hope there will be another book that appeals to me. Espresse un giudizio negativo sugli accordi sanciti dal Trattato di Versaillesche a suo avviso avrebbero potuto condurre a un ulteriore conflitto armato. Il ministero degli Esteri si rivolse al proprio console in Congo, Roger Casementper un rapporto ufficiale sulla situazione: The very word ‘genocide’ originated to characterize his depradations upon the people of the Wpettri, who were treated as goi laborers in the mines.


The book is an admonition to every powerful nation who scorns to acknowledge the simple humanity of vongo people of a different color, ethn That a royal ruler could exploit another people in a territory he treated as a private colony although it was funded by the constitutional government of Belgium and defy all criticism of his outrageous behavior.

Hochschild was born in New York City. Terms and conditions apply. 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 vel deaths in the course of a couple of decades, sparking the “first great international human rights movement of twentieth century.

Maybe most history writers are the same in this. ComiXology Thousands spettrj Digital Comics. It is not a thorough political history of the Congo as a “free state” or Belgian colony.

Kind of gruesome in parts, but an eye-opening account of what other countries have had to endure. The next third begins to set out how Leopold’s military dictatorship used forced labor to meet demands for ivory and rubber.

However, I felt the author focused too much on analyzing the sexuality and personal lives of the main agents in the novel. Books by Adam Hochschild. Given the material, this is an absorbing book–a five star in terms of the importance of the story, but not, I thought, in presentation.


Hochschild’s ocngo have been translated into twelve languages. I felt I got a better sense of how Leopold conducted his affair with his teenage mistress than how he governed the Congo.

Its discovery then had a strong influence on Braque, Matisse, and Picasso — who subsequently kept African art objects in his studio until his death.

Gli spettri del Congo

As a college student, he spent a summer working on an anti-government newspaper in South Africa and subsequently worked briefly as a civil rights worker in Mississippi in Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I’m a fan of history and learning new things and this very much was a new topic filled with new people for me to learn about, but eh, this didn’t do much for me and took foreeeeeeeever to get through.

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. Just a personal recommendation 1 18 Feb 23, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.