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Title:Risvolti anticipatori della conferenza di Berlino: un curioso carteggio (aprile-maggio 1884)
Author:Filesi, Teobaldo
Periodical:Africa: rivista trimestrale di studi e documentazione
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:colonial history
scramble for Africa
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40759747
Abstract:Italian text. Sum.: On the basis of contemporary confidential documents, the author presents an episode of singular tension that took place in April 1884 in the territory of Loango between the commander of the French military post and the agent of the International African Association of Brussels, both of whom claimed legitimacy for their possessions in the area. This episode, a reflection of the atmosphere of the time, should be seen in the context of the rivalry between France (represented by Brazza) and Leopold II of Belgium's Association (represented by Stanley) over the possession and control of the Congo basin. It is thus a useful illustration of the circumstances that induced the Great Powers to seek to settle the whole of the African question through the Conference of Berlin (1884-1885). Ann., notes, sum. (also in French).