Africa's discovery of Europe : 1450-1850
- Northrup, David, 1941-
- 3rd ed.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2014.
- Physical description
- xiv, 208 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- CHAPTER ONE FIRST SIGHTSDLLASTING IMPRESSIONS -- ELITE AFRICANS IN EUROPE TO 1650 -- ENSLAVED AFRICANS IN EUROPE -- DISCOVERING EUROPEANS IN AFRICA -- SOUTHEAST AFRICA, 1589DS1635 -- KONGO COSMOLOGY -- CHAPTER TWO POLITICS AND RELIGION -- THE MEANINGS OF RELIGIOUS CONVERSION -- BENIN AND WARRI -- THE KINGDOM OF KONGO -- SWAHILI AND MUTAPA -- ETHIOPIA -- CONCLUSION -- CHAPTER THREE COMMERCE AND CULTURE -- AFRICAN TRADING STRATEGIES -- THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY -- LANGUAGE, TRADE, AND CULTURE -- SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS -- CONCLUSION -- CHAPTER FOUR ATLANTIC IMPORTS AND TECHNOLOGY -- EVALUATING INLAND TRADE -- TEXTILES AND METALS -- TOBACCO AND DISTILLED SPIRITS -- GUNS AND POLITICS -- ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES -- CHAPTER FIVE AFRICANS IN EUROPE, 1650DS1850 -- AFRICAN DELEGATES AND STUDENTS -- SERVANTS HIGH AND LOW IN CONTINENTAL EUROPE -- ANGLO-AFRICANS -- SCHOLARS AND CHURCHMEN -- CONCLUSION -- CHAPTER SIX PASSAGES IN SLAVERY -- CAPTURE IN AFRICA -- THE MIDDLE PASSAGE -- NEW IDENTITIES -- CREOLIZATION -- AFRICANIZATION -- CONCLUSION -- EPILOGUE: TRENDS AFTER 1850 -- INDEX.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This groundbreaking book examines the full range of African-European encounters from an unfamiliar African perspective rather than from the customary European one. By featuring vivid life stories of individual Africans and drawing upon their many recorded sentiments, David Northrup presents African perspectives that persuasively challenge stereotypes about African-European relations as they unfolded in Africa, Europe, and the Atlantic world between 1450 and 1850. The text features thematically organized chapters that explore first impressions, religion and politics, commerce and culture, imported goods and technology, the Middle Passage, and Africans in Europe. In addition, Northrup offers a thoughtful examination of Africans' relations -- intellectual, commercial, cultural, and sexual -- with Europeans, tracing how the patterns of behavior that emerged from these encounters shaped pre-colonial Africa. The book concludes with an examination of the roles of race, class, and culture in early modern times, pointing out which themes in Africa's continuing discovery of Europe after 1850 were similar to earlier patterns, and why other themes were different.
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- Publication date
- David Northrup.