Journals of the Rev. Messrs Isenberg and Krapf, Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society

Journals of the Rev. Messrs Isenberg and Krapf, Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society : Detailing their Proceedings in the Kingdom of Shoa, and Journeys in Other Parts of Abyssinia, in the Years 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842

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In 1829 the Church Missionary Society began operations in the African kingdom of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). The Anglican clergyman Charles Isenberg (1806-64) joined the mission there in 1835, followed by Johann Ludwig Krapf (1810-81) in 1837. Soon afterwards, opposition to the Society's presence in Abyssinia caused them to leave. However, they were determined to establish a base in the central Ethiopian kingdom of Shoa (Shewa), and did so in 1839, entering from the Yemeni port of Mocha. Isenberg stayed in the capital, Ankobar, from 7 June until 6 November 1839, while Krapf remained until 1842 and travelled to other, lesser-known parts of the country. This work, published in 1843, is an account of their period of missionary activity, told through their journals. It begins with a geographical account of the region by the leading specialist of the time, James MacQueen (1778-1870), widely considered one of his most important works.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 maps
  • 1139062166
  • 9781139062169

Table of contents

Preface; A Geographical Memoir on Eastern and Central Africa James MacQueen; Part I. Journey from Zeila to Ankobar: 1. Description of Zeila; 2. Preparations for departing from Tadjurra; 3. Take leave of Mahomed Ali; Part II. Residence at Ankobar: 1. Arrival of the King at Ankobar; 2. Return to Ankobar; 3. Departure of Mr. Isenberg from Ankobar; 4. Mr. Krapf accompanies the King on an expedition against the Galla tribes; 5. Conversation with Debteras; Part III. Journey from Ankobar to Massowah: 1. Motives for undertaking the journey; 2. Departure from Dair; 3. Arrive at the Lake Haik; 4. Departure from Deldei.show more