Kongo Æventyret

Lasse Friis Hansen, Thorbjørn Raja Chakravarty & Joachim Kühlmann Selliken

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project analyses accounts from the Congo Free State written by Danish soldiers who served there and historical accounts about the Congo Free State written by Congo critic E. D. Morel, English historian D. C. Boulger and the Danish officer T. Jenssen-Tusch, who lost a brother in service in the Congo Free State. Focusing on atrocities committed against the native population of Congo, this project analyses the relation between the historical accounts and the accounts written by Danes working as soldiers in the Free State. The analysis shows that both the historical and the personal accounts support the civilizing colonisation project, but that they also display unease with the brutality and violence used to civilize the population. It is shown that atrocities take up a large part of the accounts written by Danish soldiers serving in the Free State, whilst being almost absent in historical accounts, with the exception of E. D. Morel who gives a critical account of atrocities perpetrated by the Congo Free State against its population.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato11 jan. 2013
VejledereChris Holmsted Larsen


  • Christen Holm
  • Knud Jespersen
  • Skandinaver i Congo
  • Lindegaard
  • Kongo
  • Berlinkonferencen
  • Hochshild
  • Kolonisering
  • Fristaten Congo
  • Congo
  • Overgreb
  • Red Rubber
  • Stanley
  • Kong Leopold II
  • Boulger
  • E.D. Morel
  • Jenssen-Tusch