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Knowledge and colonialism : eighteenth-century travellers in South Africa

Author: Siegfried Huigen
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: Atlantic world (Leiden, Netherlands), v. 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Knowledge and Colonialism examines writings and drawings of eighteenth-century scientific travellers in South Africa against the background of administrative and commercial discourses. It is argued  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Siegfried Huigen
ISBN: 9789004177437 9004177434
OCLC Number: 318867168
Description: xii, 273 pages, [39] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Wagon routes : an introduction --
Peter Kolb's Defence of the "Hottentots" (1719) --
Expeditions from Fort Lijdsaamheijd : the voc and the geography of Southern Africa in the beginning of the eighteenth century --
Trade and science : reports of the VOC expedition by Hendrik Hop from 1761-1762 --
Xhosa and Khoikhoi "households" : representations of inhabitants of Southern Africa in the Gordon atlas --
The adventures of a Surinamese Frenchman in South Africa : the travel accounts of François le Vaillant --
A 'Black legend' of Dutch colonialism in the Travels (1801-1804) of John Barrow --
Batavian colonial politics and travel accounts about South Africa --
The first ethnographic monograph : De Kaffers aan de Zuidkust van Afrika (1810) by Lodewyk Alberti --
Conclusion: Knowledge and colonialism --
Annex 1: Independent editions and translations of Peter Kolb's Capvt bonae spei hodiernvm in the eighteenth century --
Annex 2: Structure of the Nieuwste en beknopte beschryving van de Kaap der Goede-Hope.
Series Title: Atlantic world (Leiden, Netherlands), v. 18.
Responsibility: by Siegfried Huigen.

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