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Rennell, James 1742-1830

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Works: 635 works in 1,600 publications in 3 languages and 9,068 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biography  Sources  Atlases  Military history  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Cartographer, Other, wst, Contributor, Arranger, Editor, Dedicatee, Commentator for written text, Publisher, Illustrator
Classifications: DT356, 966.022
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa by Mungo Park( )

75 editions published between 1799 and 2010 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until the publication of Park's book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and coastal areas. Having sent out four expeditions to the Niger, all of which had failed, the African Association in 1795 charged Mungo Park with the task. Park, a Scot. set sail [on 22 May 1795] to find and explore the Niger. Travelling eastward from the English factory at Pisania (where he learned the Mandingo language) along the River Gambia, Park reached the Niger at Segou and followed its course for about one hundred miles to Sulla, where difficulties forced him to turn back [and on being taken ill he returned to England in 1799] ... Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park's career was short but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa. Park did not solve the problem of the Niger: he believed it to be a tributary of the Nile or to be really identical with the Congo; but he set the further exploration of the region in the right direction" (Printing and the Mind of Man). -- abebooks website
Travels in the interior districts of Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa has long been regarded as a classic of African travel literature. In fulfilling his mission to find the Niger River and in documenting its potential as an inland waterway for trade, Park was significant in opening Africa to European economic interests. His modest, low-key heroism made it possible for the British public to imagine themselves as a welcomed force in Africa. As a tale of adventure and survival, it has inspired the imaginations of readers since its first publication in 1799 and writers from Wordsworth and Melville to Conrad, Hemingway, and T. Coreghessan Boyle have acknowledged the influence of Park's narrative on their work." "Park traveled only with native guides or alone. Without much of an idea of where he was going, he relied entirely on local people for food, shelter, and directions throughout his eventful eighteen month journey. While his warm reaction to the people he met made him famous as a sentimental traveler, his chronicle also provides a rare written record of the lives of ordinary people in West Africa before European intervention. His accounts of war, politics, and the spread of Islam, as well as his constant confrontations with slavery as practiced in eighteenth-century West Africa, are as valuable today as they were in 1799. In preparing this new edition, editor Kate Ferguson Marsters presents the complete text and includes reproductions of all the original maps and illustrations." "Park's narrative serves as a crucial text in relation to scholarship on the history of slavery, colonial enterprise, and nineteenth-century imperialism. The availability of this full edition will give a new generation of readers access to a travel narrative that has inspired other readers and writers over two centuries and will enliven scholarly discussion in many fields."--BOOK JACKET
War with France, the only security of Britain, at the present momentous crisis by James Rennell( )

26 editions published between 1794 and 2018 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Ganges and Burrampooter Rivers by James Rennell( )

21 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geographical system of Herodotus : examined and explained, by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography by James Rennell( )

25 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the rate of travelling as performed by camels by James Rennell( )

14 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of the roads in Bengal and Bahar by James Rennell( )

17 editions published between 1778 and 1779 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chart of the bank of Lagullus by James Rennell( )

10 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Frederick Horneman's travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the capital of the kingdom of Fezzan, in Africa, in the years 1797-8 by Friedrich Hornemann( )

11 editions published between 1802 and 1985 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two words of counsel, and one of comfort : addressed to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales by James Rennell( )

11 editions published between 1795 and 2018 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opinion of an old Englishman : in which national honour, and national gratitude, are principally considered by James Rennell( )

8 editions published between 1801 and 2015 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geographical system of Herodotus examined and explained, by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography by James Rennell( Book )

29 editions published between 1800 and 1979 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A Description of the Roads in Bengal and Bahar, etc.] by James Rennell( )

12 editions published between 1779 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa
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James Rennell britischer Geograph, Historiker und Pionier der Ozeanographie

James Rennell Brits historicus (1742-1830)

James Rennell géographe, océanographe et historien britannique

James Rennell historiador británico

Old Englishman 1742-1830

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Джеймс Ренел

Реннел, Джеймс

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詹姆士·倫內爾

Languages
English (477)

German (5)

French (5)