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Imperialism, Orientalism and Ethics (1870–1914)

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Around the turn of the twentieth century, both the second Anglo-Boer war and the last phase of the Aceh war were taking place. In the nationalist climate that dominated the Netherlands in that period, a majority of the Dutch parliament and public opinion forcefully condemned British imperialism against the kindred Boer republics while fervently supporting the Dutch 'pacification' of Aceh. The Aceh report could be typified as a moderate variation of imperialism and orientalism. Kern's comparative linguistics study and the later ethnological publications by Veth were strongly influenced by the theory of evolution that had slowly but surely gained ground in the Netherlands. Rouffaer's many achievements on behalf of KITLV were recognized during his lifetime, evidenced by his appointment as honorary member in 1911. After his death in 1928, he was to be honoured as an icon of the Institute's history on numerous occasions.

Keywords: Aceh war; British imperialism; Dutch parliament; G.W.Kernkamp; GerretPieter Rouffaer; KITLV; Netherlands; orientalism; second Anglo-Boer war



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