(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

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Charles Robequain, 1897-1963

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Robequain was a pioneer of colonial and tropical geography who produced the first field-based doctoral monograph on a region in the tropical world, the Thanh Hoa in Annam. He was a passionate traveller who visited many tropical lands and wrote a shoal of books and articles about them. He was a consistent defender of benevolent colonialism, whereby France and other European nations had a moral duty to improve the lot of their subjects in colonial lands. He held a chair at the Sorbonne and taught generations of geographers. After mid-century his approach was a recognised as being increasingly irrelevant as independence movements proliferated in many parts of the world. Robequain’s influence on geography was less than that of P. Gourou, his friend and contemporary. - (HC)


Article of periodic

published at : Geographers. Biobibliographical studies / ISSN 0308-6992

Editor : Mansell, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 32 [pp. 79-103]



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