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To the fairest cape : European encounters in the Cape of Good Hope

Author: Malcolm Jack
Publisher: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Crossing the remote, southern tip of Africa has fired the imagination of European travelers from the time Bartholomew Dias opened up the passage to the East by rounding the Cape of Good Hope in 1488. Dutch, British, French, Danes and Swedes formed an endless stream of seafarers who made the long journey southwards in pursuit of wealth, adventure, science, and missionary, as well as outright national, interest.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Jack
ISBN: 9781684480005 1684480000 9781684480012 1684480019
OCLC Number: 1048658107
Description: xviii, 231 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Chronology --
Ancient and mythical place --
Adamastor's reign --
Paradise lost --
Enlightenment visitors --
Ennobling the savage --
Paradise regained --
A call for freedom
Other Titles: European encounters in the Cape of Good Hope
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Beginning by considering the early hunter-gatherer inhabitants of the Cape of Good Hope and their culture, Malcolm Jack focuses in his account on the encounter that European visitors had with the  Read more...

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Reviewed by the TLS"To the Fairest Cape undertakes a readable, well-illustrated, accessible and largely chronological account of how Europeans experienced and described the Cape's flora, fauna and Read more...

 
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