Kirk on the Zambesi

Author: Sir Reginald Coupland

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787204057

Category: History

Page: 305

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Originally published in 1928, this book forms an excellent and detailed account of the Zambesi Expeditions of 1858-63. The book is based mainly on the daily journal kept by Sir John Kirk, Livingstone's lieutenant on the Expedition. It contains much material which was not given to the public in Livingstone's description. Kirk was one of the first explorers to carry a camera, and the book is illustrated from his own photographs.


David Livingstone and Expeditionary Science in Africa

Author: Lawrence Dritsas

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857718088

Category: History

Page: 242

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In March 1858 David Livingstone's Zambesi Expedition left Liverpool for Africa. It would not return until July 1864. In the two years leading up to this moment, Livingstone had been transformed from a lone apostle of the London Missionary Society into a national hero and icon of Victorian manhood. Addressing the crowds that had gathered to bid him Godspeed, he declared his intentions to be to put an end to slavery by introducing alternative commerce to south-central Africa: ’What I want to do is get in the thin edge of the wedge, and then leave it to be driven home by English energy and English spirit.’ Livingstone had planned the expedition several years earlier as he toured the country speaking to large audiences about the evils of the slave trade. Publicly and privately he promoted his vision of British industry, British commerce and Christianity working together to bring the light of civilisation to a dark continent. The Zambesis Expedition would gather the information that would allow Livingstone’s grand scheme to move forward. But the truth was that there was little commercial interest in this part of Africa and, while the civilising mission ideology worked as a powerful rhetoric for the philanthropically minded mid-Victorians, by the time of the expedition the official mind was moving against such notions: it was only Livingstone’s fame combined with lobbying from establishment leaders who pursued a scientific agenda for the project, that the expedition came into existence. Zambesi is a tale of expeditionary science in the raw. It exposes the rivalry among some of Victorian Britain’s leading establishment figures and institutions - including the Foreign Office, theAdmiralty, the Royal Society, Royal Geographical Society,Kew Gardens and the British Museum - as abolitionists, scientists, and entrepreneurs sought to promote and protect their differing interests. Making use of letters, documents and materials negelcted by previous writers and researchers, the author reveals how tensions arose from the very beginning between those in pursuit of knowledge for its own sake and the proponents of the civilising missions who saw scientific knowledge as the utilitarian means to a social end. The result is a compelling account involving one of Victorian England's most feted heroes that offers important new insights in the the practice of expeditionary science in Victorian England.The most complete account of the Zambesi expedition yet published, Zambesi: David Livingstone and Expeditionary Science in Africa will be essential reading for historical geographers and historians of science and empire, and for all those with an interest in Africa, Victorian studies, travel and exploration and the work and life of David Livingstone.

Light on Darkness?

Missionary Photography of Africa in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Author: T. Jack Thompson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802865240

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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In its earliest days, photography was seen as depicting its subjects with such objectivity as to be inherently free of ideological bias. Today we are rightly more skeptical -- at least most of the time. When it comes to photography from the past, we tend to set some of our skepticism aside. But should we? In Light on Darkness? T. Jack Thompson, a leading historian of African Christianity, revisits the body of photography generated by British missionaries to sub-Saharan Africa in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and demonstrates that much more is going on in these images than meets the eye. This volume offers a careful reassessment of missionary photographers, their photographs, and their African and European audiences. Several dozen fascinating photographs from the period are included.

Eastern Africa.

Author: N.A

Publisher: Michael Graves-Johnston

ISBN: 9780955422713


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Geography and Imperialism, 1820-1940

Author: Morag Bell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719039348

Category: Colonies

Page: 338

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An examination of how European imperialism was facilitated and challenged from 1820 to 1920. With reference to geographical science, the authors add to multi-disciplinary debates on the complex cultural, ideological and intellectual bases of European imper

The Killing of Dr. Albrecht Roscher

Author: J. W. Heldring

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465367861

Category: History

Page: 343

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Africa in the mid-nineteenth century was still very much an unknown continent, its vast lands a source of unceasing interest and mystery La the white man. This was the age of discovery, the decades before the fascination wore off and the scramble for Africa began in earnest Explorers such as Burton, Speke and Livingstone were the names on everyone's lips, In this climate, Albrecht Roscher grew up La be an outstanding young scholar, whose interest in the works of classical writers such as Ptolemy and Herodotus inspired in him a love of geography, science and biology, which the achievements of Burton and others only served to inflame. Africa beckoned. However, little did he imagine as he left Germany for the shores of East Africa that he would never return. His murder before he managed to fulfill his ambitions has ensured that he has been largely consigned to a footnote in the history of African exploration. In The Killing of Dr Albredlt Roscher Heldring sets out to redress the balance in what is a fitting tribute to a man who, had he lived longer, might have gone on to rival the achievements of Burton, Livingstone and the other great explorers of that age.

Visualizing Africa in Nineteenth-Century British Travel Accounts

Author: Leila Koivunen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135856125

Category: Art

Page: 368

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This study examines and explains how British explorers visualized the African interior in the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing the first sustained analysis of the process by which this visual material was transformed into the illustrations in popular travel books. At that time, central Africa was, effectively, a blank canvas for Europeans, unknown and devoid of visual representations. While previous works have concentrated on exploring the stereotyped nature of printed imagery of Africa, this study examines the actual production process of images and the books in which they were published in order to demonstrate how, why, and by whom the images were manipulated. Thus, the main focus of the work is not on the aesthetic value of pictures, but in the activities, interaction, and situations that gave birth to them in both Africa and Europe.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

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Livingstone letters, 1843 to 1872

David Livingstone correspondence in the Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg

Author: David Livingstone,Brenthurst Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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A History of Malawi, 1859-1966

Author: John McCracken

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010504

Category: History

Page: 485

View: 9819

A distinguished scholar's magnum opus and the first full account of Malawi's colonial history.

Nature and Art

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Historical Dictionary of Malawi

Author: Owen J. M. Kalinga

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810859610

Category: History

Page: 567

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Malawi, established as the British protectorate of Nyasaland in 1891, gained its independence in 1964 and moved immediately into three decades of one-party rule. Since the mid-1990s, however, the country has held multi-party elections, as directed by its constitution, and President Bingu wa Mutharika is currently serving his second term. The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Malawi, now newly expanded and updated, covers a wide range of areas in Malawi history, including the rise and fall of state systems, religious and socio-political movements, the economy, environment, transportation, war, disease, and natural sciences. Author Owen J. M. Kalinga charts developments from pre-history to the post-Banda Malawi, from Tom Bokwito to James Sangala, and from the UMCA mission at Magomero to the second term of Bingu wa Mutharika's presidency, paying particular attention to the individuals, groups, communities, and forces that have molded this South African country. The dictionary itself contains over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on crucial aspects of Malawi history, and it is the most extensive single-volume reference work on Malawi available. In addition to the dictionary entries, Kalinga provides a chronology containing important dates and events and an informative bibliographical section organized by subject. The final part of the bibliography gives the reader a list of current and obsolete newspapers and periodicals related to Malawi, an ideal resource for further research. This newly updated edition is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Malawi.

The Last Slave Market

Dr John Kirk and the Struggle to End the East African Slave Trade

Author: Alastair Hazell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849018146

Category: History

Page: 160

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John Kirk was the only companion of explorer David Livingstone to emerge untainted from the disastrous, tragic expedition up the Zambezi river between 1859 and 1863. Three years later, Kirk returned to Africa, to the notorious island of Zanzibar, ancient post of the slave trade between Africa and the Middle East. Half a century after the abolition of slavery in Britain, slave traffi cking persisted on Africa's east coast, apparently tolerated and even connived with by parts of the British Empire in the Indian Ocean. Kirk, appointed as medical officer to the British Consulate in Zanzibar, could do nothing. This extraordinary and controversial book brings Kirk's years in Zanzibar to life. The horrors of the overland passage from the interior, and the Zanzibar slave market itself, are vividly described, together with Kirk's final, bitter conflict with Livingstone, who blamed Kirk for his own failings. But it was Kirk's success in closing down the slave trade on the island which made him famous across the world. Using private diaries and papers, a long forgotten Victorian hero and an extraordinary chapter in British history are revived in detail.

Die Erschließung Des Dunklen Erdteils

Author: David Livingstone

Publisher: SDS AG

ISBN: 3935959001


Page: 256

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Die Tageb cher des David Livingstone berichten eindringlich von seiner letzten Entdeckungreise nach Ost- und Zentralafrika. Ein Abenteuer, das den Leser in seinen Bann zieht und ihm unmittelbar eine fremde Welt offenbart, mit ganz anderen Strukturen und Problemen. Ein Kleinod.

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

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