Wanderings in Three Continents

Wanderings in Three Continents
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780559911101
  • januari 2009
  • 340 pagina's
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This posthumous volume of essays, first published in 1901, reveals Burton in the aspect in which he was known best to the world - as a traveler and explorer. Spanning the period from 1853 to 1870, the most active years of Burton's life, the book includes chapters on Burton's controversial pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina, his travels to the city of Harar (in present-day Ethiopia), his voyage to the Heart of Africa, his 1860 visit to Great Salt Lake City (the City of the Mormons), a mission to Dahome, a trip up the Congo, a journey through the interior of Brazil, and finally his travels through Syria to Palmyra. Most of the essays were lectures that Burton delivered before a variety of geographical and scientific societies in London, Edinburgh, Bath, Brazil and Damascus. They serve as a superb introduction for the lay reader to Burton's travels, as they are presented in a much less scholarly format than his longer works.

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Controversial British soldier and adventurer, linguist, translator and writer, Burton (1821-90) composed the eight essays, and delivered most of them as lectures to sundry geographical and scientific societies at different times. They were prepared for publication from his notebooks after he died. Spanning the most active years of Burton's active life, 1853-70, they cover El Medinah and Meccah, Harara, the heart of Africa, the city of the Mormons, Dahome, up the Congo, the interior of Brazil, and through Syria to Palmyra.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
2009-01-28
Afmetingen
21,6 x 14 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
340 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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9780559911101

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2009-01-28
Thema Subject Code
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