The Lake Regions of Central Africa: Volume 2

The Lake Regions of Central Africa: Volume 2 : A Picture of Exploration

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Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-90) was an explorer who began his career in the Bombay army in 1842. While in India he developed his linguistic talent, mastering more than forty different languages and dialects. He turned to writing books in the 1850s and over the remaining forty years of his life published dozens of works and more than 100 articles. In this two-volume work, published in 1860, Burton discusses geographical and ethnological matters, while also giving space to the 'picturesque points of view which the subject offers' in recounting his journey to Zanzibar and around the lakes in present-day Tanzania. Volume 2 sees Burton arrive at Lake Tanganyika, and much of this volume is dedicated to his exploration of this freshwater lake and investigation of the way of life of the inhabitants of its shores. He also includes an appendix of commerce in the more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 b/w illus. 6 colour illus. 1 map
  • 1139034693
  • 9781139034692

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12. The geography and ethnology of Unyamwezi. The Fourth Region; 13. At length we sight the Lake Tanganyika, the 'Sea of Ujiji'; 14. We explore the Tanganyika Lake; 15. The Tanganyika Lake and its Periplus; 16. We return to Unyanyembe; 17. The down-march to the coast; 18. Village life in East Africa; 19. The character and religion of the East Africans; their government, and slavery; Conclusion; Appendices; more

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