The Conquest of the Sahara

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Macmillan, 22 Haz 2005 - 352 sayfa
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In The Conquest of the Sahara, Douglas Porch tells the story of France's struggle to explore and dominate the great African desert at the turn of the century. Focusing on the conquest of the Ahaggar Tuareg, a Berber people living in a mountain area in central Sahara, he goes on to describe the bizarre exploits of the desert's explorers and conquerors and the incompetence of the French military establishment. Porch summons up a world of oases, desert forts and cafés where customers paid the dancer by licking a one-franc piece and sticking it on her forehead.

The Conquest of the Sahara reveals the dark side of France's "civilizing mission" into this vast terrain, and at the same time, weaves a rich tale of extravagant hopes, genius and foolhardiness.

 

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Review: The Conquest of the Sahara

Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - Angelo Mifsud - Goodreads

It was hard to get into but the more I read the more the history and events surprised me. I never knew of the turmoil and carnage that the French inflicted on North Africa but it was what a country ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

Review: The Conquest of the Sahara

Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - Chris Scott - Goodreads

This was an intriguing and readable account of France's attempts to colonise the Sahara during the 'Scramble for Africa' in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Full of historical detail, it ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

İçindekiler

I THE MIRAGE
5
II THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI
12
III THE DESERT
27
IV THE OASIS
49
V THE PEOPLE OF THE VEIL
65
VI THE TRANSSAHARIAN
83
VII THE FIRST EXPEDITION
97
VIII THE MASSACRE
111
XIII THE CONQUEST OF LAKE CHAD
198
XIV THE TUAT
208
XV THE RESISTANCE
222
XVI THE DARK SIDE OF BEAU GESTE
233
XVII THE SAHARIANS
248
XVIII AN ADMINISTRATIVE TOUR
273
Epilogue
295
Notes
305

IX THE SOUTHERN APPROACHES
126
X THE MORÈS AFFAIR
147
XI THE FOUREAULAMY MISSION
164
XII THE MEN WHO WOULD BE KINGS
181

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Yazar hakkında (2005)

Douglas Porch is a military historian and the author of The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II (FSG, 2003). He is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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