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The Colonial Occupation of Katanga: The Personal Correspondence of Clément Brasseur, 1893-1897

Giacomo Macola (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197266496
eISBN:
9780191955440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266496.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The Colonial Occupation of Katanga consists of a translated and richly annotated edition of the personal correspondence of Lieutenant (later Captain) Clément Brasseur, the military officer in charge ... More


Letter 1

Giacomo Macola (ed.)

in The Colonial Occupation of Katanga: The Personal Correspondence of Clément Brasseur, 1893-1897

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197266496
eISBN:
9780191955440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266496.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The three letters included in the first part of the volume chronicle Brasseur’s first year and a half in Katanga. They are especially notable for the ethnographic observations they contain and for ... More


Death at Number

Lars Öhrström

in The Last Alchemist in Paris: And other curious tales from chemistry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199661091
eISBN:
9780191916885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199661091.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The five others went first, one by one, and contemporary sources noted how humane the spectacle was, as the participants did not need to see each other. Thousands of Stockholmers had turned out to ... More


Recognizing Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court

Louise Chappell

in The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199927890
eISBN:
9780190279585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927890.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter highlights the efforts made by gender justice actors to have sexual and gender violations formally recognized in the Rome Statute and implemented in practice. Using Nancy Fraser’s ... More


The Unraveling: Internal and External Strains on the Alliance

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0009
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter explains how the surging discontent described in the previous chapter morphs into a full-blown crisis. The remarkable expression of elite accommodation between Laurent-Désiré Kabila, ... More


Peripheral Centres: Copper Mining and Colonized Environments in Central Africa

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter surveys the environmental dimensions of the rise of copper mining in Central Africa. Within the course of three decades, the Katanga region of southern Congo and the adjoining Copperbelt ... More


Expertise in the Bench? The Dis-embeddedness of International Criminal Justice

Julien Seroussi

in The President on Trial: Prosecuting Hissène Habré

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198858621
eISBN:
9780191890819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858621.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses how contextualizing facts can alter judicial outcomes, arguing for the necessity of developing a sociological theory about the facts of a case in order to ascribe ... More


The Geography of “Resource Wars”

Philippe Le Billon

in The Geography of War and Peace: From Death Camps to Diplomats

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162080
eISBN:
9780197562079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162080.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Competition over natural resources has figured prominently among explanations of armed conflicts, from Malthusian fears of population growth and land scarcity to national security interests over ... More


The Scope and Limits of Dag Hammarskjöld’s Diplomacy

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter uses the case studies of the Suez crisis (1956) and the UN mandate for peacekeeping in the Congo (1960-61) to illustrate and analyze in detail the Hammarskjöld diplomacy within his ... More


Death at Ndola

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter presents the circumstances of Hammarskjöld’s death on his way to Ndola in Northern Rhodesia for a meeting with Tshombe in a plane crash that also killed 15 others on board. Preliminary ... More


Introductory Note: The International Criminal Court in 2014

Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190647759
eISBN:
9780190647766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190647759.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This Introductory Note discusses the pitfalls and progress for the International Criminal Court in 2014. The Trial Chamber reached a conviction in the Katanga case after the liability mode was ... More


Mr Khama is Coming to Dinner

Lars Öhrström

in The Last Alchemist in Paris: And other curious tales from chemistry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199661091
eISBN:
9780191916885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199661091.003.0004
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The temperature is approaching +38°C, and the highway between Botswana’s capital Gaborone and Francistown stretches out ahead in a straight line, heading north-east. It is the peak of the hot ... More


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