Butterflies & Barbarians: Swiss Missionaries and Systems of Knowledge in South-East Africa by Patrick HarriesButterflies & Barbarians: Swiss Missionaries and Systems of Knowledge in South-East Africa by Patrick Harries

Butterflies & Barbarians: Swiss Missionaries and Systems of Knowledge in South-East Africa

byPatrick Harries

Paperback | October 8, 2007

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Swiss missionaries played a primary and little-known role in explaining Africa to the literate world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book emphasizes how these European intellectuals, brought to the deep rural areas of southern Africa by their vocation, formulated and ordered knowledge about the continent. Central to this group was Junod, who became a pioneering collector in the fields of entomology and botany.
Patrick Harries is a professor of history at the University of Basel and author of Work, Culture and Identity: Migrant Laborers in Mozambique and South Africa, c. 1860–1910.
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Title:Butterflies & Barbarians: Swiss Missionaries and Systems of Knowledge in South-East AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 8, 2007Publisher:Ohio University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0821417770

ISBN - 13:9780821417775

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