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The History and Description of Africa : And of the Notable Things Therein Contained - Leo Africanus

The History and Description of Africa

And of the Notable Things Therein Contained

By: Leo Africanus, Robert Brown (Editor), John Pory (Translator)


Published: 3rd June 2010
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The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Leo Africanus (c. 1494 c. 1554) was an Arab diplomat captured by Europeans in 1518 and taken to Rome. He was later released by Pope Leo X and enjoyed papal patronage until he left Rome in 1527. This work describes the region of north Africa known as the Maghreb, and was considered the most authoritative account of the cultures, religions and politics of this region until the start of European exploration in the nineteenth century. Volume 2 describes the kingdoms of Marrakesh, Fez and Tlemcen."

The second book; Notes to Book II; The third book; Notes to Book III; The fourth book; Notes to Book IV.

ISBN: 9781108012898
ISBN-10: 1108012892
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 3rd June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.62