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Difficult & dangerous roads : Hugh Clapperton's travels in Sahara and Fezzan (1822-25)

Author: Hugh Clapperton; John B Wright; Jamie Bruce-Lockhart; Society for Libyan Studies (London, England)
Publisher: London : Sickle Moon Books in association with the Society for Libyan Studies ; Chester Springs, PA : U.S. distributor, Dufour Editions, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hugh Clapperton was one of the first British explorers to enter the central Sahara, but his journals have never been published before. Recently discovered in South Africa, they show him to be one of the most sensitive and sympathetic travellers, his observations untainted by any sense of moral superiority. Hugh Clapperton has a sharp eye for detail, be it wind-stiller magicians, the effect of the evil eye or slave  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reisebericht 1822-1825
Named Person: Hugh Clapperton; Hugh Clapperton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Clapperton; John B Wright; Jamie Bruce-Lockhart; Society for Libyan Studies (London, England)
ISBN: 1900209063 9781900209069
OCLC Number: 43822610
Notes: Distributor from label on p. [4] of cover.
Description: xiv, 365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Difficult and dangerous roads
Responsibility: edited by Jamie Bruce-Lockhart and John Wright.

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Hugh Clapperton was one of the first British explorers to enter the central Sahara, but his journals have never been published before. Recently discovered in South Africa, they show him to be one of the most sensitive and sympathetic travellers, his observations untainted by any sense of moral superiority. Hugh Clapperton has a sharp eye for detail, be it wind-stiller magicians, the effect of the evil eye or slave skeletons clustered around well heads. He hears musicians in jackal-headed masks and bagpipes in a wedding procession. He has a gift for friendship, feasting locals, offering himself to women and delighting in the company of both dignified tribal sheikhs and fearsome renegades like Mustapha the Red. With sixteen maps and contributions from three leading authorities, these journals will fascinate all who delight in travel and the Sahara.

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