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Titolo: Dark Age: The Political Odyssey of Emperor ...
Casa editrice: Liverpool University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First Edition. Following a lengthy career in the French army, Jean-Bedel Bokassa (1921-96) seized power in the Central African Republic in 1966. His flamboyance and excesses soon became legendary: he was accused of cannibalism, feeding enemies to lions and crocodiles, and beating schoolchildren to death. In 1977 he named himself Emperor and orchestrated a coronation in the style of Napoleon's. Bokassa was overthrown by French paratroopers in 1979 and went into exile, but returned to his homeland in 1985 to face a sensational trial. Presenting an account of Bokassa's turbulent career, this work probes the origins and veracity of the myths and legends surrounding him. The author interprets his authoritarian and self-aggrandizing style as an attempt to legitimize his regime in a context devoid of indigenous political structures. Through a combination of historical inquiry and investigative journalism, Titley also explores the troubled relations between France and its former colonies. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 043267
Descrizione libro Liverpool University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Like new condition. Codice libro della libreria XX-214-32-1717801