The History and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things therein contained, Volumes I-III : 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 book cover
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The History and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things therein contained, Volumes I-III
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



ISBN 9781409421801
Published July 28, 2010 by Hakluyt Society
1272 Pages

 
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Volume I: Contains Book I of the original, edited, with an introduction and notes. Volume II: Contains Books II-IV of the original, edited, with an introduction and notes. Volume III: Contains Books V-IX of the original and Pory's additions, edited, with an introduction and notes. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in 1896.

Table of Contents

Contents: Volume I: 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 Volume II: The second book; Notes to Book II; The third book; Notes to Book III; The fourth book; Notes to Book IV Volume III: The fifth book; Notes to Book V; The sixth book; Notes to Book VI; The seventh book; Notes to Book VII; The eighth book; Notes to Book VIII; The ninth book; Pory's relation of the great princes of Africa; His discourse of the religions professed there; And of fortresses and colonies maintained there by the Spanairds and Portuguese; Indexes.

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