The History and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things therein contained: Volume I: Written by Al-Hassan Ibn-Mohammed Al-Wezaz Al-Fasi, a Moor, baptised as Giovanni Leone, but better known as Leo Africanus. Done into English in the Year 1600, by John Pory, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The History and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things therein contained

Volume I: Written by Al-Hassan Ibn-Mohammed Al-Wezaz Al-Fasi, a Moor, baptised as Giovanni Leone, but better known as Leo Africanus. Done into English in the Year 1600, by John Pory, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert Brown

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Containing Book I of the original, edited, with an introduction and notes. This and the following two volumes (First Series 93 and 94) have continuous pagination. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1896.

Table of Contents

Contents: Prefatory note; Introduction; Pory's dedication to Sir Robert Cecil; His address to the reader; His general description of Africa; His description of places undescribed by Leo; An appropriation of Leo's history by Richard Hakluyt and others; John Leo his first book of the description of Africa.

About the Series

Hakluyt Society, First Series

Routledge is pleased to be the publisher for the Hakluyt Society.

The Hakluyt Society has for its object the advancement of knowledge and education, particularly in relation to the understanding of world history. The society publishes scholarly editions of primary sources on the 'Voyages and Travels' undertaken by individuals from many parts of the globe. These address the geography, ethnology and natural history of the regions visited, covering all continents and every period over the last two thousand years. Such texts, many previously available only in manuscript or in unedited publications in languages other than English, are the essential records of the stages of inter-continental and inter-cultural encounter.

Established in 1846, the Society has to date published over 350 volumes. All editions are in English. Although a substantial number of the Society's past editions relate to British ventures, with documentary sources in English, the majority concern non-British enterprises and are based on texts in languages other than English. Material originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or Dutch has regularly appeared, material in Russian, Greek, Latin, Ethiopic, Chinese, Persian or Arabic occasionally.

All editions contain an introduction and scholarly annotation, giving both the general reader and the student a degree of assistance in understanding the material and providing guidance on the relevance of the episodes described, within the context of global development and world history. Volumes are often generously furnished with maps and contemporary illustrations.

Information about the Society may be obtained from the Administrative Assistant at the following address:

Hakluyt Society, c/o Map Library, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DG, UK

Email: office@hakluyt.com

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS037040
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century