The Scramble for South Africa


The Scamble for Africa astonished everyone.In 1880 most of the continent was still ruled by Africans,and barely explored.By 1902,five Euopean powers ( and one extraordinary individual) had grabbed almost the whole continent,Giving themselve 30 new colonies and protectorates and 10 million square miles of new territory,and 110 million bewildered new subjects.This is historical narrative on the grand scale,cross-cut between Europe at the height of its power and Africa in its political infancy,covering a vast terrain and including a huge cast of charactes,yet as vivid and fast moving as a novel,

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H/b in nice clean boards,with guilt to a very nice clean and bright d/w.Size 10×7 pp 19+738,inc index,notes to text,bibliography,sources,chronology pre–1870,page maps,cartoons in text,plates,mainly portraites and artists impressions,illustrated p/d’s and end-papers.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.No foxing,browning or staining.Internally nice and clean throughout. A fine–fine almost as new copy.


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