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Hibbert, Christopher, 1924-2008.

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Africa Explored collects their amazing tales of treks into the unknown. Christopher Hibbert has done well to compress a hundred years of discovery into one thoroughly readable volume. The Times (UK), (London)). Sprightly, interesting reading. These tales of Europeans in Africa before the wave of colonialism mix exotic sights and startling customs with sympathetic meetings of Africa's people and scenes of sublime beauty. Africa Explored relates Mungo Park's being robbed and left for dead in the West African desert. The stories are so good and Hibbert so expert in retelling them tha. eaders will be enthralled.

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Africa Explored book. And the subject itself was ambitious

Africa Explored book. Africa Explored: Europeans in the Dark Continent, 1769-1889. 0815411936 (ISBN13: 9780815411932). And the subject itself was ambitious. Hibbert tried to be fair, portraying both the native Africans and the Europeans with This book covers the exploration of Africa by European explorers, covering over 100 years. I have mixed feelings about the book, so I'll try to explain why. First, I liked the format.

Africa Explored collects the amazing tales of Europeans in Africa before the wave of colonialism. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc. Book Format.

To quote further from Hibbert's faintly, redolently archaic prose: ""It is based largely on the diaries, letters and published . Stylistically, the book is quite successful-a seamless blend of condensation, paraphrase, and direct quotes.

To quote further from Hibbert's faintly, redolently archaic prose: ""It is based largely on the diaries, letters and published works of the explorers themselves and is intended to convey an impression of how Africa and Africans appeared to and how both land and people were represented to their readers.

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Africa Explored: Europeans on the Dark Continent, 1769-1889.

Describes the African expeditions of James Bruce, Richard Burton, John Speke, David Livingston, Henry Stanley, and other European explorers

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I am truly glad that I chose to read this book. The author distills complicated and seemingly unrelated events into a well-told story bound together by common threads of courage and stupidity, insight and cultural blindness, adventure and colossal boredom.

I have read much more detailed accounts of much of what is covered here, but this is the best comprehensive account of two centuries of exploration of the "Dark Continent". I had reservations about a book that tried to do this job in only 300 pages, but the author pleasantly surprised me with an extremely interesting, fast paced, and fact laced tale.

Usually, books on the exploration of Africa (especially more recent ones) intentionally ignore those portions of accounts that are politically incorrect or culturally shocking to the Western mind. One of the intriguing techniques used in this book is to focus sometimes on these elements without being "trashy".

For example, Africa Explored includes quotes that (though in indirect Victorian language) express an altogether too interested outrage at African sexual practices. Or disgust at eating habits, brutality, slavery and religious beliefs. Yet the peoples who are described had adapted to and were thriving in an environment that crippled , killed and dismayed the European explores and critics.

Africa Explored also includes an abundance of maps, with the result that to tales told are easily followed.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in exploration and other cultures. The reader will find himself noting that many of the experiences and observations of these explorers find echoes and shadows in modern Africa.
Great informative book loaded with tons of historical information. Well worth it. I learned a lot. Not at all disappointed.
Africa Explored: Europeans in the Dark Continent, 1769-1889 download epub
Author: Christopher Hibbert
ISBN: 0393017605
Category: History
Subcategory: Africa
Language: English
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc (September 1, 1983)