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The History and Description of Africa: And of the Notable Things Therein Contained (Cambridge Library Collection- Hakluyt First)

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The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Leo Africanus (c. 1494-c. 1554) was an Arab diplomat captured by Spanish corsairs in 1518 and taken to Rome. He was later released by Pope Leo X and enjoyed papal patronage until he left Rome in 1527. This work describes the region of north Africa known as the Maghreb and was considered the most authoritative account of the cultures, religions and politics of this region until the start of European exploration in the nineteenth century. Volume 1 contains a general description of north Africa.

Synopsis:

This volume of the publications of the Hakluyt Society (1896) contains a description of northern Africa in the sixteenth century.

Table of Contents

Prefatory note; Introduction; Pory's dedication to Sir Robert Cecil; His address to the reader; His general description of Africa; His description of places undescribed by Leo; An appropriation of Leo's history by Richard Hakluyt and others; John Leo his first book of the description of Africa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781108012881
Author:
Africanus, Leo
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Brown, Robert
Author:
Leo, Africanus
Author:
Brown, Robert
Author:
Pory, John
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
World History-Africa
Subject:
Africa
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series The History and Description of Africa 3 Volume
Series Volume:
Volume 1
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 maps
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.81 in. 1.02 lbs.

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