University Studies Volume 10

University Studies Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...prepared and detailed information regarding colonial conditions. M Cf. Thompson, "A Ride through Bosnia and the Hercegovina," in Nineteenth Century, 61: 696. over, give some attention to colonial affairs. The Prussian government in 1887 established an Oriental seminar, which is connected with the University in Berlin, and which offers special facilities for studying the languages of Oriental countries, and the native languages of the German colonies. It also offers courses upon colonial subjects, such as tropical hygiene, colonial geography, and economic botany.30 Similar colonial courses are being introduced in some of the American universities. In addition, visits from mother country to colonies and from colonies to mother country increase the general knowledge of imperial conditions. Englishmen especially are going out in increasing numbers to visit the colonies and many colonists in turn visit England.40 The addresses and lectures of returned missionaries, or those home on a visit, have been a considerable source of information to the general public regarding colonial conditions. According to Caldecott41 the knowledge necessary to the great mass of the English people for the proper exercise of citizenship in an imperialistic country like England is supplied chiefly by their religious organizations. In many instances, nevertheless, the grossest ignorance is shown regarding the colonial possessions. French writers have not hesitated to charge the colonial disappointments of France to a national lack of knowledge regarding colonial conditions--their importance, size, wealth, needs and interests. Not a single authoritative work has, according to Maugham, as yet been written about the vast territory of Portuguese East Africa, more

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