Travels in the Interior of Africa, Volume 2

Travels in the Interior of Africa Volume This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

  • Title: Travels in the Interior of Africa, Volume 2
  • Author: Mungo Park
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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    1. This is a review of both volumes of Mungo Park's account of his 1796-97 journey to the River Niger.Mungo Park (1771-1806) was a Scottish doctor who was one of the earliest European explorers of the African interior, and the very first to set eyes on the Niger in the interior of Africa and establish the direction of its flow. I had known something of his exploits for many years but recently became more interested in him after he featured in Richard Holmes' book, "The Age of Wonder."At this time i [...]

    2. As was Vol. 1, a fascinating ethnographic study of Sub-Saharan West Africa in the late 1700s. I hadn't realized the full extent of the slave culture practiced by the indigenous peoples themselves since time immemorial. By Park's own estimate, there were perhaps 3 slaves for every 1 freeman. The descriptions of the 4 major cultural divisions--pagan, Moor and Muslim, and touching upon Arabic--as well as the numberless kingdoms (and their customs and behavior, and treatment of Park) were as enlight [...]

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