The Haarlem shipwreck (1647) The origins of Cape Town

The Haarlem shipwreck (1647)
Auteur: Bruno Werz
Uitgever: Unisa Press
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781868888399
  • juli 2017
  • 224 pagina's
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The Haarlem Shipwreck (1647) explores the story around one of the earliest recorded maritime accidents in Table Bay. In this gripping investigation, based on detailed archival research, Bruno Werz chronicles the demise of the ship, and the sojourn of 62 of its survivors on the shores of the bay. These events, seemingly inauspicious, led to the establishment five years later of the Dutch East India Company refreshment station along the trade route, and from these pragmatic arrangements grew the settlement of Cape Town, to become the Mother City' of the present-day multiracial and multicultural society of South Africa. This superbly researched book promises to be a source publication with a difference. Readers view transcriptions in 17th-century Dutch of original VOC manuscripts (with translations): such as the survivors muster roll, and letters dispatched with a visiting English ship, the Sun. The prize document of the collection is the hitherto unpublished journal kept by junior merchant Leendert Jansz while stranded on the shores of Table Bay, freshly capturing impressions of the people and surroundings untrammelled by the long telescope of our subsequent experience of history.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
juli 2017
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224 pagina's
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Auteur
Bruno Werz
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Unisa Press

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9781868888399

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596 g
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228 mm
Verpakking hoogte
17 mm
Verpakking lengte
230 mm

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