Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Auspices of H.B.M.'s Government, in the Years 1849-1855

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 23, 2011 - History - 736 pages
Born in Hamburg, Henry (Heinrich) Barth (1821-1865) studied history, archaeology, geography and Arabic. He joined James Richardson's 1849 expedition to Africa, which aimed to open the interior to trade and to study slavery. Following the deaths of Richardson (1851) and his colleague Overweg (1852), Barth led the expedition alone. His travels extended to Lake Chad in the east, Cameroon in the south and Timbuktu in the west. He was the first European to use the oral traditions of the local tribes for historical research, learning several African languages, and studying the history, resources and civilisations of the people he encountered. Barth's five-volume account includes plates, engravings and detailed annotated maps. Published in both English and German in 1857-1858, it is still regarded as a major source on African culture. Volume 2 describes the settlements and peoples found on the journey from Kano to the shore of Lake Chad.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
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The Capital of Bornu 283
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CHAP XXIII
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ILtusa Hist0ry and Description of Kétsena Entry into
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CHAP XXV
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CHAP XXVI
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CHAP XXVII
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CHAP XXVIII
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CHAP XXIX
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My Friends The Arab Ahmed bel Mejfib The P6110 Ibrahim from
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CHAP XXXI
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Adamawa Mohammedan Settlements in the Heart
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CHAP XXXV
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The Tszid 319
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CHAP XXXII
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Setting out on my Journey to AdamtWa The Flat
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