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Author Huigen, Siegfried.

Title Knowledge and colonialism : eighteenth-century travellers in South Africa / by Siegfried Huigen.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    968.03 HUI    Available
Description xii, 273 p., [39] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Series Atlantic world, 1570-0542 ; v. 18
Atlantic world (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 18.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Travelers -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 18th century.
Europeans -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 18th century.
Ethnology -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 18th century.
Ethnological expeditions -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 18th century.
Reiseliteratur -- niederländische -- Geschichte 18. Jh.
Reiseliteratur -- niederländische -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Description and travel.
Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Description and travel -- Sources.
South Africa -- History -- To 1836.
South Africa -- Colonial influence.
South Africa -- Description and travel.
South Africa -- Description and travel -- Sources.
Südafrika -- Geschichte 18. Jh.
Südafrika -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
ISBN 9789004177437 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9004177434 (hbk. : alk. paper)

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