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The Resource A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts

A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts

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A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo
Title
A dance of assassins
Title remainder
performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo
Statement of responsibility
Allen F. Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Dance of Assassins presents the competing histories of how Congolese Chief Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a deadly clash while striving to establish hegemony along the southwestern shores of Lake Tanganyika in the 1880s. While Lusinga participated in the east African slave trade, Storms' secret mandate was to meet Henry Stanley's eastward march and trace "a white line across the Dark Continent" to legitimize King Leopold's audacious claim to the Congo. Confrontation was inevitable, and Lusinga lost his head. His skull became the subject of a sinister evolutionary treatise, while his ancestral figure is now considered a treasure of the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Allen F. Roberts reveals the theatricality of early colonial encounter and how it continues to influence Congolese and Belgian understandings of history today."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Allen F.
Dewey number
325.3493096751
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT654
LC item number
.R63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Storms, Émile Pierre Joseph
  • Lusinga
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Belgians
  • Hegemony
  • Ethnological museums and collections
Label
A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "emperor" strikes back. Invitation to a beheading -- A conflict of memories -- Histories made by bodies -- Tropical gothic -- Storms the headhunter. Remembering the dismembered. The rise of a colonial macabre -- Art évo on the Chaussée d'Ixelles -- Lusinga's lasting laughs -- Composing decomposition -- Defiances of the dead
Control code
773025040
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780253007506
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012030702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)773025040
Label
A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "emperor" strikes back. Invitation to a beheading -- A conflict of memories -- Histories made by bodies -- Tropical gothic -- Storms the headhunter. Remembering the dismembered. The rise of a colonial macabre -- Art évo on the Chaussée d'Ixelles -- Lusinga's lasting laughs -- Composing decomposition -- Defiances of the dead
Control code
773025040
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780253007506
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012030702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)773025040

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