(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Paradise or pandemonium? West African landscapes in the travel accounts of Victorian women

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MCEWAN C. (1) ;
(1) University of Birmingham, Birmingham, ROYAUME-UNI


The A. explores how women travel writers contributed to the popular geographies of West Africa in Victorian Britain and, more specifically, investigates the extent to which the images contained in their narratives were informed by, or challenged, Britain's myth of the Dark Continent during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. She analyses how the temporal context of the journey, the evolving nature of British imperial culture, and ideas about romanticism and wilderness were important factors in the landscapes descriptions


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of historical geography / ISSN 0305-7488 / CODEN JHGEDP

Editor : Academic Press, London ; Academic Press, San Francisco, CA ; Academic Press, New York, NY - ROYAUME-UNI (1975)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 22, no1 [pp. 68-83]

Collation : Illustration ;



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