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5 edition of Travels In The Interior Of Africa found in the catalog.

Travels In The Interior Of Africa

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • TRAVEL & HOLIDAY,
  • Travel - Foreign,
  • Travel,
  • Africa

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages104
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8482681M
    ISBN 101419190881
    ISBN 109781419190889

    Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U. Every title has been rest in a contemporary typeface and has been printed to a high quality production specification, to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep. After three months in irons, Amadi was released and talked with the surviving slave, from whom was obtained the story of the final scene. As a writer who achieves an extraordinary detachment from the privations he experienced, Park made a deep impression on Joseph Conrad. Pierrette was the daughter of judge Didier Francois Foyot of Sezanne.

    After, Amadi went to Dacha and told the king what had passed. On the bank were gathered hostile natives, who attacked the party with bow and arrow and throwing spears. Throughout his Travels, Park the quiet man reports an extraordinary, heart-stopping tale with equanimity and good humour. By then he had already started a relationship with Pierrette Foyot, whom he married in Paris in June Vogel On 26 September Mungo Park offered his services to the African Associationthen looking for a successor to Major Daniel Houghtonwho had been sent in to discover the course of the Niger River and had died in the Sahara.

    The sole survivor was one of the slaves. Under orders to maintain a Muslim appearance, Burckhardt spent eight years traveling in Syrialearning the language and customs while waiting for a caravan to form. Park introduced them to a vast continent unexplored by Europeans. While his warm reaction to the people he met made him famous as a sentimental traveler, his chronicle also provides a rare written record of the lives of ordinary people in West Africa before European intervention. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more. Stanfords Travel Classics feature some of the finest historical travel writing in the English language, with authors hailing from both sides of the Atlantic.


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Travels In The Interior Of Africa book

Amadi reports that Park gave him five silver rings, some powder and flints to give as a gift to the chief of the village. While preparing for his westward journey inland in search of the Niger, however, he fell ill and, trying to relieve his " bilious complaint", inadvertently poisoned himself with a fatal dose of sulphuric acid.

After, Amadi went to Dacha and told the king what had passed. He also published Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique —, 6 vols. Eventually he reached Pisania again on 10 Junereturning to Scotland by way of Antigua on 22 December.

The sole survivor was one of the slaves. Early life[ edit ] Mungo Park was born in SelkirkshireScotland, at Foulshiels on the Yarrow Waternear Selkirkon a tenant farm which his father rented from the Duke of Buccleuch.

The king sent an army past "Tombouctou" Timbuktu to Sacha but decided that Haoussa was too far for a punitive expedition. Before his departure, Park gave to Isaaco, a Mandingo guide who had been with him thus far, letters to take back to Gambia for transmission to Britain.

In his last letter he declared his intent to discover the termination of the Niger or perish in the attempt. He was greeted as one who had risen from the dead, and soon after his remarkable escape he began to commit the story of his adventures to paper.

Through Foyot's family, he was a grand uncle of the French poet Charles Baudelairewho read Levaillant avidly as a young student. Park understood the politics and adopted a policy of staying away from the shore towards the middle of the 2 to 3 mile-wide river while attacking anyone who came near.

In fulfilling his mission to find the Niger River and in documenting its potential as an inland waterway for trade, Park was significant in opening Africa to European economic interests.

They passed the army "being all Moors" and entered Haoussafinally arriving at Yauri which Amadi calls Yaour[25] where he Fatouma landed. Richard Lander and his brother became the first Europeans to follow the course of the Niger from source to ocean.

This time they merely asked Amadi for trinkets which Park supplied. He had, however, acquired some valuable information about the southern Libyan region. Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.

He called his "Hottentot" companion Klaas his brother and his equal and was one of the first to describe a close relationship between Western explorer and an indigenous man.

George Scott, a fellow Bordererwas draughtsman, and the party included four or five artificers. He was equipped with a horse, an umbrella, a change of clothes, a compass, a pistol — and a hat.

For example, he notes that it is always a good idea to submit to a lion when, as an explorer, you are in range of its paw. The birds were by Reinold. George Shepperson writes that, beyond Park's romanticized travel exploits, "his writing indicated that Africans were human beings with their own cultures and commerce and not monstrous creatureswith whom constructive relations would be possible.

He had been thought dead, and his return home with news of his exploration of the Niger River evoked great public enthusiasm. At Sansanding, Isaaco found Amadi Fatouma Isaaco calls him Amaudy[23] the guide who had gone downstream with Park, and the substantial accuracy of the story he told was later confirmed by the investigations of Hugh Clapperton and Richard Lander.

Barth u. Before departing, Park wrote to his friend Alexander Anderson in terms that reflect his Calvinist upbringing: My hope is now approaching to a certainty. Covering a span of over years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time.

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He was the seventh in a family of thirteen. His accounts of war, politics, and the spread of Islam, as well as his constant confrontations with slavery as practiced in eighteenth-century West Africa, are as valuable today as they were in In Stock Overview A combination of two journeys, Scotsman Mungo Park's story of his first trip in as a year old, and again inprovided Europeans with their first reliable description of the interior of the continent.

Park always exhibits the dry humour of the witty Scot. An account of his journey was drawn up for the African Association by Bryan Edwards, and his own detailed narrative appeared in Travels in the Interior of Africa.Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa by Park, Mungo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at sylvaindez.com Oct 29,  · Travels in the Interior of Africa - Mungo Park [ Full Audiobook ] Exploration Mungo Park, a Scottish surgeon and explorer, was sent out by the 'Association for Promoting the Discovery of the.

Feb 17,  · Excerpt from Travels in the Interior of Africa, to the Sources of the Senegal and Gambia: Performed by Command of the French Government, in the Year A measure containing nearly two litres. (a litre is equal to pints English.).

François Levaillant (born Vaillant, later in life as Le Vaillant, "The Valiant") (6 August – 22 November ) was a French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and noted sylvaindez.com described many new species of birds based on birds he collected in Africa and several birds are named after him.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(20). Mungo Park (explorer) Mungo Park (11 September – ) was a Scottish explorer of West Africa. After an exploration of the upper Niger River aroundhe wrote a popular and influential travel book titled Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa in which he theorized the Niger and Congo merged to become the same sylvaindez.com mater: University of Edinburgh.