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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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I would have liked to read more about spetrti experience of those in the Congo rather than so much focus on wpettri competing views regarding Leopold’s Congo on the world stage. But oh so repetitive. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. I would have preferred more information on their actions regarding Congo.

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It is certainly not a detailed account of Belgian attempts at “civilizing” the country. Durante la prima guerra mondiale ebbe un ruolo importante nel movimento pacifista inglese, partecipando alla fondazione dell’ Union of Democratic Control di cui divenne segretario. Espresse un giudizio negativo sugli accordi sanciti dal Trattato di Versaillesche a suo avviso avrebbero potuto condurre a un ulteriore conflitto armato.

The book is an admonition to every powerful nation who scorns to acknowledge the simple humanity of any people of a different color, ethnicity, class or economic condition.

We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock. Il ministero degli Esteri si rivolse al proprio console in Congo, Roger Casementper un rapporto ufficiale sulla situazione: Covers a lot of ground in great detail.


Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves, published inis about the antislavery movement in the British Empire. It is more of the last than anything else, but one gets the impression that the book was poorly planned out, and that it spetgri about in its chronology and subject matter, leaving great gaps unfilled.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Also many personal, snide comments about historical figures the author obviously doesn’t care for. It could be worse looking at spettrii, devil in the white city.

Altri progetti Wikimedia Commons. However, I can not believe that King Leopold II, one man, had this much power and authority to almost destroy a section of Africa the Congo and it’s people.

Quotes from Gli spettri del C This was the basis of Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness. Cubism was new only for Europeans, for it was partly inspired by specific pieces of African art, some of them from the Pende and Songye peoples, who live in the basin of the Kasai River, one of the Congo’s major tributaries.

Gli spettri del Congo by Adam Hochschild.

Gli spettri del Congo

I would have enjoyed this book more if there were fewer errors. Get to Know Us. A lot of detail about the people who ended it rather than about Africa itself. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I just couldn’t get into it!

Emilie Krone King Leopold was the king of Belgium in the late 19th century. The first pages was all set up and introducing a plethora of people and talking about Leopold’s beard and crabby ways.


I did enjoy the use of the word “pimpery” though. This well-documented book tells the horrific tale of the exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold of Belgium. Just a personal recommendation 1 18 Feb 23, The story of almost every monster of speettri seems to lie in a hunger for fame, glory or a twisted patriotism or ideology.

Well written and a very interesting topic.

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Is it fiction or non fiction? English Choose a language for shopping. The book is an admonition to every powerful nation who scorns to acknowledge the simple humanity of any 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.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I would recommend it as reading for His Bushiness. By the end of the book, even the white human rights activists who raised the world’s concerns about issues in Leopold’s Congo, are guilty for being selective and not raising same concerns about other colonies. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Too much subjective editorialising, and too much about Americans and Brits.