Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 1890) was an explorer who began his career in the Bombay army in 1842. While in India he developed his linguistic talent, mastering more than forty different languages and dialects. He turned to writing books in the 1850s and over the remaining forty years of his life published dozens of works and more than 100 articles. In this two-volume work, published in 1860, Burton discusses geographical and ethnological matters, while also giving space to the 'picturesque points of view which the subject offers' in recounting his journey to Zanzibar and around the lakes in present-day Tanzania. In Volume 1 Burton begins his expedition on the island of Zanzibar before moving inland to explore the Kingani and Mgeta Rivers. He crosses the Usagara mountains and ends the volume in Unyamwezi, 'the far-famed land over the moon'."
Preface; 1. We quit Zanzibar Island in dignified style; 2. Zanzibar and the Mrima explained; 3. Transit of the valley of the Kingani and the Mgeta Rivers; 4. On the geography and ethnology of the First Region; 5. Halt at Zungomero, and formation of the caravan; 6. We cross the East African Ghauts; 7. The geography and ethnology of the Second Region; 8. We succeed in traversing Ugogo; 9. The geography and ethnography of Ugogo - the Third Region; 10. We enter Unyamwezi, the far-famed Land of the Moon; 11. We conclude the transit of Unyamwezi.
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 19th May 2011
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.56