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El Fantasma del Rey Leopoldo

£84.99

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Ediciones Peninsula, Barcelona, 2007, first edition thus, hardback with dust jacket, 8vo, pp527, 27 b&w illustrations on 16 plates.

This book describes a holocaust in Africa perpetrated by Belgium under the direction of King Leopold II at the transition from the 19th to the 20th century which left millions dead. Yet now few have heard of these atrocities unless they have read this book.

This book is the Spanish translation and includes a prologue by Mario Vargas Llosa. The cover notes are as follows:

En el tránsito del siglo XIX al XX, cuando las potencias europeas se repartían África, el Rey Leopoldo II de Bélgica llevó a cabo un brutal saqueo del territorio que rodeaba el río Congo. Aunque acabó reduciendo en diez millones la población de la zona, consiguió cultivar con astucia su fama de persona muy humanitaria. El Fantasma del rey Leopoldo, relato de una riqueza mucho mayor de lo que cualquier novelistas podría inventar, es la descripción horripilante de un megalomaníaco de proporciones monstruosas. Y es también el retrato conmovedor de quienes desafiaron a Leopoldo: los dirigentes rebeldes africanos que lucharon a la desesperada y un puñado de valientes misioneros, viajeros y jóvenes idealistas que fueron a África en busca de trabajo o aventura pero acabaron siendo inesperadamente testigos de un holocasto y participanes en el primer gran movimiento del siglo XX a favor de los derechos humanos.

Very good+ condition. A very nice clean copy with tight binding and minimal signs of previous ownership.

Item details

Author(s):
Hochschild, Adam; Aristu, Jóse Luis Gil (trans)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
235 x 160 x 34 mm
Edition:
First edition thus (2007)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9788483077993
Number of pages:
527
Publisher:
Ediciones Península
Title:
El Fantasma del Rey Leopoldo

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Ediciones Peninsula, Barcelona, 2007, first edition thus, hardback with dust jacket, 8vo, pp527, 27 b&w illustrations on 16 plates.

This book describes a holocaust in Africa perpetrated by Belgium under the direction of King Leopold II at the transition from the 19th to the 20th century which left millions dead. Yet now few have heard of these atrocities unless they have read this book.

This book is the Spanish translation and includes a prologue by Mario Vargas Llosa. The cover notes are as follows:

En el tránsito del siglo XIX al XX, cuando las potencias europeas se repartían África, el Rey Leopoldo II de Bélgica llevó a cabo un brutal saqueo del territorio que rodeaba el río Congo. Aunque acabó reduciendo en diez millones la población de la zona, consiguió cultivar con astucia su fama de persona muy humanitaria. El Fantasma del rey Leopoldo, relato de una riqueza mucho mayor de lo que cualquier novelistas podría inventar, es la descripción horripilante de un megalomaníaco de proporciones monstruosas. Y es también el retrato conmovedor de quienes desafiaron a Leopoldo: los dirigentes rebeldes africanos que lucharon a la desesperada y un puñado de valientes misioneros, viajeros y jóvenes idealistas que fueron a África en busca de trabajo o aventura pero acabaron siendo inesperadamente testigos de un holocasto y participanes en el primer gran movimiento del siglo XX a favor de los derechos humanos.

Very good+ condition. A very nice clean copy with tight binding and minimal signs of previous ownership.

Author(s):
Hochschild, Adam; Aristu, Jóse Luis Gil (trans)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
235 x 160 x 34 mm
Edition:
First edition thus (2007)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9788483077993
Number of pages:
527
Publisher:
Ediciones Península
Title:
El Fantasma del Rey Leopoldo

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