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First Footsteps in East Africa

Richard F. Burton

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ISBN 10: 1481252550 / ISBN 13: 9781481252553
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: First Footsteps in East Africa

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurer’s firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A treasury of detailed information on Muslim beliefs, manners and morals; plus pleasures and perils of the desert. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data.

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In this book, published in 1856, the British explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821–1890) recounts his journey to Harar, notorious for its slave trade. Burton's visit was believed to be the first by a European, and it resulted in this fascinating glimpse into a then unknown city and culture.

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