Carl Peters and German imperialism, 1856-1918 : a political biography /

Carl Peters (1856-1918) ranked among Germany's most prominent imperialists in the nineteenth century. He became known as the founder of Deutsch-Ostafrika, a region many Germans saw as the pearl of their overseas possessions, and his memory was revered in Nazi Germany. This biography reveals his...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Perras, Arne
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 2004.
Series:Oxford historical monographs.
Subjects:
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Table of Contents:
  • Abbreviations
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. ACADEMIC LAURELS AND EMPTY POCKETS: PETERS'S EARLY YEARS (1856-1883)
  • School and University
  • The English Experience
  • Schopenhauer, Darwin, and Peters's 'Reconciliation of Philosophy and Science'
  • 2. THE QUEST FOR EAST AFRICA (1884-1885)
  • The Beginning of Peters's Colonial Agitation
  • 'At Last, at Last!': Bismarck's Bid for Colonies
  • Three Men and a Map: Pegging out a 'German India'
  • Peters's Usagara Expedition and the Imperial Charter
  • 3. 'FROM THE NYASSA TO THE NILE': PETERS AND THE GERMAN EAST AFRICA COMPANY (1885-1887).
  • Bismarck, Peters, and the Hamburg Merchants
  • Bismarck, Peters, and the German Banks
  • 'Furor Teutonicus': Peters, the Missions, and the German National League of Women
  • The Drummer: Pan-German Agitation for the Colonial Cause
  • Rivalry and Partition: Germany, Britain, and the Sultanate of Zanzibar
  • 'Haven't You Shot a Negro Yet?': German Stations on the Mainland
  • The Zanzibar Mission: Peters and the Making of the Coastal Treaty
  • 4. RESCUING EMIN PASHA (1888-1890)
  • Expansionist Designs and Imperial Politics: The Making of the Emin Pasha Committee
  • The German Emin Pasha Expedition.
  • 5. AFTER BISMARCK: THE HELIGOLAND-ZANZIBAR AGREEMENT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES (1890-1891)
  • Imperial Politics and the Making of the Pan-German League
  • Literary Images of Colonial Heroism
  • 6. KING OR PAWN? PETERS ON KILIMANJARO (1891-1892)
  • Marealle's New Ally
  • Machine-gun Diplomacy and Illusions of Control: Peters's March against the Warombo
  • Deterrence through Execution: The Hangings of Mabruk and Jagodjo
  • German Defeat and the Subjugation of Meli: The 'Bülow-Disaster' and its Aftermath
  • 7. COLONIAL SCANDAL (1892-1897)
  • The Uncomfortable Candidate
  • Peters's Career on Ice.
  • 'Always Full Steam Ahead': Naval Agitation and the Transvaal Crisis
  • 'And Brutus is an Honourable Man': The Fall
  • 8. STRUGGLING FOR A POLITICAL COMEBACK (1897-1918)
  • Wilhelm's First Act of Grace
  • Literary Success: England und die Engländer
  • Peters's Libel Suits and a Second Act of Grace
  • 9. TOWARDS NEW GLORY (1919-1945)
  • Weimar and Colonial Revisionism: The Odyssey of a Monument
  • Hitler and Peters's Final Rehabilitation
  • 'The Great Educator of the German Nation'
  • 10. PETERS'S DISPUTED LEGACY AFTER 1945
  • CONCLUSION
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G.
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • Z.