First Footsteps in East Africa

First Footsteps in East Africa

by Richard Francis Burton

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Overview

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160755076
Publisher: Walrus Books Publisher
Publication date: 08/29/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 557 KB

About the Author

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages.

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First Footsteps in East Africa 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book detailing Burton's adventures. Really exciting.