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Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa - Mungo Park
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[EAN: 9781847023919], Neubuch, [PU: Echo Library], MUNGO PARK, History|Africa, Travel|Africa|General, 280 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.Progress of African Discovery, before Parks first Expedition. --ParksEarly Life. The first information we have respecting the interior of Africa isderived from Herodotus, who, during his residence in Egypt, endeavouredto collect as much intelligence as possible respecting the general aspectof the country. He describes it as far less fertile than the cultivatedparts of Europe and Asia, and much exposed to drought, with the exceptionof a few verdant spots. To the northern coast, he gives the name of theforehead of Africa; and says that immediately south from it, thecomparative fertility of the soil rapidly decreases. There are naturalhills of salt, out of which the inhabitants scoop houses to shelterthemselves from the weather; rain they have not to fear, as scarcely adrop ever alights upon that sultry region. Farther south still, there isno food to support man or beast--neither shrub, nor a single drop ofwater; all is silence and utter desolation. Herodotus then proceeds torelate a number of monstrous fables, which bear an overwhelmingproportion to the parts of his narrative which are now known to be true. He also describes a large inland river, which some have supposed to bethe Niger, flowing from west to east. He acquired this information fromthe reports of various travellers, who stated that after a long journeyto the interior, they had themselves seen it. This account was confirmedby several other ancient authors; but for a long time the question wasagitated by modern writers as to whether the Gambia or the Senegal wasnot the river spoken of; some even denying the existence of the Nigeraltogether. The fables of Herodotus were repeated, with a number of additions, byDiodorus; but the narrative of Strabo, in regard to the northern andwestern coasts, is somewhat more particular and authentic: it addsnothing, however, to our acquaintance with the interior. The Greeks, under the government of the Ptolemies, navigated the Red Sea, and carriedon a trade with Egypt; and some settlements were made by them in thatcountry. Ptolemy Euergetes conquered part of Abyssinia, and established akingdom, of which Axum was the metropolis; and remains of Grecianarchitecture have since been found in that quarter. To the two districtswe have mentioned, the knowledge which the ancients possessed of Africawas almost exclusively confined; though Herodotus speaks of two voyageswhich had been undertaken with a view to determine the shape of thecontinent; but as nothing interesting can be gleaned from his indistinctnarrative, and as the reality even of these voyages has been disputed, itseems unnecessary to give any account of them. As in this brief sketch we are to confine ourselves entirely todiscoveries made in the interior of Africa, we shall not mention eitherthe various voyages made along the shores, or the different settlementsformed upon the coast, as this would lead us far beyond our narrowlimits. The Arabians were the first who introduced the camel into Africa, ananimal whose strength and swiftness peculiarly suited it for traversingthe immense expanse of burning sands. By means of caravans, the Arabianswere enabled to hold intercourse with the interior, whence they procuredsupplies of gold and slaves; and many of them migrated to the south ofthe Great Desert. Their number rapidly increased, and being skilled inthe art of war, they soon became the ruling power. They founded severalkingdoms; the principal one, called Gano, soon became the greatest marketfor gold, and, under the name of Kano, is still extensive and populous, being the chief commercial place in the interior of Africa. The Arabianwriters of the twelfth century, give the most gorgeous, and we fearoverrated, accounts of the flourishing state of these kingdoms. In the fourteenth century, Ibn Batuta, an abridged account of whosetravels has b This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.

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On the 2d of December 1795, I took my departure from the hospitable mansion of Dr. Laidley. I was fortunately provided with a Negro servant, who spoke both the English and Mandingo tongues. His name was Johnson. He was a native of this part of Africa; and having in his youth been convoyed to Jamaica as a slave, he had been made free, and taken to England by his master, where he had resided many years; and at length found his way back to his native country. As he was known to Dr. Laidley, the Doctor recommended him to me, and I hired him as my interpreter, at the rate of ten bars monthly, to be paid to himself, and five bars a month to be paid to his wife during his absence. Mungo Park, Books, Travel, Life And Travels Of Mungo Park In Central Africa Books>Travel, Paperbackshop.Co.UK Ltd - Echo Library

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Paperback, [PU: Echo Library], On the 2d of December 1795, I took my departure from the hospitable mansion of Dr. Laidley. I was fortunately provided with a Negro servant, who spoke both the English and Mandingo tongues. His name was Johnson. He was a native of this part of Africa; and having in his youth been convoyed to Jamaica as a slave, he had been made free, and taken to England by his master, where he had resided many years; and at length found his way back to his native country. As he was known to Dr. Laidley, the Doctor recommended him to me, and I hired him as my interpreter, at the rate of ten bars monthly, to be paid to himself, and five bars a month to be paid to his wife during his absence., Guidebooks

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Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

On the 2d of December 1795, I took my departure from the hospitable mansion of Dr. Laidley. I was fortunately provided with a Negro servant, who spoke both the English and Mandingo tongues. His name was Johnson. He was a native of this part of Africa; and having in his youth been convoyed to Jamaica as a slave, he had been made free, and taken to England by his master, where he had resided many years; and at length found his way back to his native country. As he was known to Dr. Laidley, the Doctor recommended him to me, and I hired him as my interpreter, at the rate of ten bars monthly, to be paid to himself, and five bars a month to be paid to his wife during his absence.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781847023919
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1847023916
Copertina flessibile
Anno di pubblicazione: 2006
Editore: ECHO LIB
280 Pagine
Peso: 0,413 kg
Lingua: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9781847023919

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