Golden Legends Images of Abyssinia, Samuel Johnson to Bob Marley

Golden Legends
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780804760980
  • Druk: 1
  • september 2008
  • 184 pagina's
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From the eighteenth century to the present, travellers, explorers, journalists, imaginative writers like Samuel Johnson, and legendary reggae musician Bob Marley have shared a fascination with Abyssinia. So did even earlier writers and mapmakers, who thought Abyssinia was the land of the mythical (and fabulously rich) Christian ruler, Prester John. The principal subject of this book is the allure of the exotic, as represented by Abyssinia, to the British imagination. In addition to Johnson and Marley, some others included are the eighteenth-century Scot James Bruce, nineteenth-century explorer Richard Burton, author Evelyn Waugh, Wilfred Thesiger (best known of twentieth-century British explorers), Sylvia Pankhurst (crusading journalist and daughter of the suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst), and the contemporary Irish traveller Dervla Murphy. The author also considers the beginnings of anthropology and the variations of quest narrative in modern travel writing.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
september 2008
Afmetingen
Afmeting: 21,6 x 14 x 1,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
184 pagina's
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9780804760980

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Gewicht
363 g
Verpakking breedte
140 mm
Verpakking hoogte
13 mm
Verpakking lengte
216 mm

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