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Rennell, James 1742-1830

Works: 804 works in 1,836 publications in 3 languages and 9,405 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biographies  Sources  Academic theses  Atlases  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Cartographer, Other, Contributor, Editor, wst, Arranger, Dedicatee, Illustrator, Commentator for written text, Creator, Originator, Publisher, Compiler
Classifications: DT356, 966.022
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa : performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797 by Mungo Park( Book )

70 editions published between 1799 and 2017 in English and held by 820 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 )

18 editions published between 1799 and 2000 in English and German and held by 632 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( )

28 editions published between 1794 and 2018 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chart of the bank of Lagullus by James Rennell( )

14 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 187 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( Book )

14 editions published between 1802 and 1985 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1778 and 1779 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1801 and 2015 in English and held by 154 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 )

17 editions published between 1800 and 1979 in English and held by 125 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 brittisk geograf och oceanograf

James Rennell geograf, istoric și oceanograf englez

James Rennell géographe, océanographe et historien britannique

James Rennell historiador británico

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Old Englishman 1742-1830

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French (5)