The Genealogy of the Myth of the "Dark Continent" ..

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3. Thackeray's India
4. Black Swans; or, Botany Bay Eclogues
5. The New Crusades
6. The Genealogy of the Myth of the "Dark Continent"
7. The Well at Cawnpore: Literary Representations of the Indian Mutiny of 1857

Victorians and Africans: The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent

Western Roman Empire falls. Germanic peoples invade the Roman Empire’s lands in Europe during the late 400s, including the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Great Britain. The Eastern Roman Empire lasts nearly continually for the next 1,000 years, with Constantinople (earlier named Byzantium and later Istanbul) as its capital city. Europe, however, fell into its Dark Ages.


The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent

….Myth of the Dark Continent

Brantlinger, P. (1990). The genealogy of the myth of the “Dark Continent”. In Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830-1914 (pp. 173-198). Retrieved from the ebrary.