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L’image de Bourbon/La Réunion au travers des récits de voyage au XIXe siècle

Abstract : Travel stories are a privileged source for discovering new spaces. The image of the island is revealed through the eyes of travellers. Bourbon/Reunion is a complex space by its geography. After practising the economy of self-subsistence, the island becomes a colony of exploitation when the coffee cultivation of Moka is inspired. In the nineteenth century, the island knows other changes. Its sugar setting transforms the landscape. The island becomes an industrial colony. The colony is growing and sees the emergence of new infrastructures. The development of the island is based on the work of slaves who are all released in December 1848. The development of the colony gives birth to a local elite that is inspired by the Western model. Although it still has a picturesque nature, it is no longer the same. but in raising, the inner and authentic beauty of the island is revealed.
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Caroline Técher. L’image de Bourbon/La Réunion au travers des récits de voyage au XIXe siècle. Histoire. 2019. ⟨dumas-02288740⟩



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