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

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Full title: To the fairest cape : European encounters in the Cape of Good Hope / Malcolm Jack.
Main author: Jack, Malcolm, 1946- (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "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. Beginning by considering the early hunter-gatherer inhabitants of the Cape and their culture, Malcolm Jack focusses in his account on the encounter that the European visitors had with the Khoisan peoples, sometimes sympathetic but often exploitative from the time of the Portuguese to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1833. This commercial and colonial background is key to understanding the development of the vibrant city that is modern Cape Town, as well as the rich diversity of the Cape hinterland"--
Language: English
Published: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2019]
Classmark: WK968.703 /532343
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781684480005
1684480000
9781684480012
1684480019