The History and Description of Africa 3 Volume Paperback Set: And of the Notable Things Therein Contained

byLeo AfricanusEditorRobert BrownTranslated byJohn Pory

June 3, 2010|
The History and Description of Africa 3 Volume Paperback Set: And of the Notable Things Therein Contained by Leo Africanus

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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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India.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 three-volume 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 I: 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. Volume II: The second book; Not...
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Title:The History and Description of Africa 3 Volume Paperback Set: And of the Notable Things Therein Contained
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:1288 pages, 12.8 X 9.84 X 2.68 in
Shipping dimensions:1288 pages, 12.8 X 9.84 X 2.68 in
Published:June 3, 2010
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781108012911

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