A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome

A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome

by Richard Francis Burton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783743397569
Publisher: Bod Third Party Titles
Publication date: 05/04/2019
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, author, translator, linguist, and orientalist. Though he published over forty books and countless articles during his life, only two were original works. He is best known for his translations, in particular his translations of One Thousand and One Nights and The Kama Sutra.

Table of Contents

14 continued. The King's 'So-sin custom'; 15. Of the so-called Amazons and the Dahoman army; 16. Addo-kpon, the Bush King's So-sin customs; 17. Of the Dahoman religion; 18. The Sin-Kwain, or water-sprinkling custom; 19. Of 'The negro's place in nature'; 20. The Y of triumph; 21. Dahome and her capital; 22. The firing to Whydah, and conclusion of the customs; 23. The delivery of the message; 24. Return to the seaboard; Conclusion; Appendices.

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