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The discovery of the Nile

Author: Gianni Guadalupi
Publisher: New York, NY : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through archival illustrations, contemporary paintings, prints and maps, Guadalupi tells the history of the exploration of the river and the explorers such as Livingstone, Stanley and Schweinfurth.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gianni Guadalupi
ISBN: 1556706006 9781556706004
OCLC Number: 36739511
Notes: Statement of responsibility from p. 6.
Some pages fold-out to reveal other illustrations.
Description: 351 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 37 cm
Contents: The river of the pharaohs --
The imaginary maps: Nile cartography from Ptolemy to the eighteenth century --
A dynasty of Slaves: the Mamelukes --
A latter-day Marco Polo: James Bruce in Abyssinia --
The Great Sultan: Bonaparte in Egypt --
A slave empire: Mehemet Ali and the conquest of the Sudan --
The lost city of Meroe: Frederic Cailliaud --
Black ivory: the slave trade from Khartoum to Zanzibar --
Toward the Mountains of the Moon: Burton and Speke --
The solving of the enigma: Speke and Grant --
A very Victorian couple: the Bakers and the discovery of Lake Albert --
The mssionary and the journalist: Livingstone and Stanley --
A brigand on the throne of Solomon: the British expedition to Abyssinia --
Excursions among the cannibals: Schweinfurth and Miani --
Ismailia: Baker Conquers Equatoria --
The war against slavery: Gordon and Gessi --
The bankruptcy of the Khedive: British occupation of Egypt --
God's envoy in the Sudan: Tthe revolt of al-Mahdi --
A million pounds' worth of Iivory: Stanley and the relief of Emin Pasha --
Avenging Gordon: the reconquest of the Sudan --
In the shadow of the pyramids: the Nile of scholars and artists --
The Nile.
Other Titles: Scoperta del Nilo.
Responsibility: [text, Gianni Guadalupi ; translation, Neil Frazer Davenport].

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