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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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India.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 Spanish corsairs 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 3 describes Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Sudanic Africa."

The fifth book; Notes to Book V; The sixth book; Notes to Book VI; The seventh book; Notes to Book VII; The eighth book; Notes to Book VIII; The ninth book; Pory's relation of the great princes of Africa; His discourse of the religions professed there; And of fortresses and colonies maintained there by the Spanairds and Portuguese; Indexes.

ISBN: 9781108012904
ISBN-10: 1108012906
Series: Cambridge Library Collection: Hakluyt First (Paperback) : Book 3
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 3rd June 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.55