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Author Jack, Malcolm, 1946- author.

Title To the fairest cape : European encounters in the Cape of Good Hope / Malcolm Jack
Published Lewisburg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 231 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Contents Chronology -- Ancient and mythical place -- Adamastor's reign -- Paradise lost -- Enlightenment visitors -- Ennobling the savage -- Paradise regained -- A call for freedom
Summary "Crossing the remote, southern tip of Africa has fired the imagination of European travelers from the time Bartholomew Dias opened up the passage to the East by rounding the Cape of Good Hope in 1488. Dutch, British, French, Danes and Swedes formed an endless stream of seafarers who made the long journey southwards in pursuit of wealth, adventure, science, and missionary, as well as outright national, interest. Beginning by considering the early hunter-gatherer inhabitants of the Cape and their culture, Malcolm Jack focusses in his account on the encounter that the European visitors had with the Khoisan peoples, sometimes sympathetic but often exploitative from the time of the Portuguese to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1833. This commercial and colonial background is key to understanding the development of the vibrant city that is modern Cape Town, as well as the rich diversity of the Cape hinterland"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Europeans -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History
Khoisan (African people)
HISTORY -- Africa -- South -- General.
HISTORY -- Africa -- South -- Republic of South Africa.
Khoisan (African people)
Race relations
SUBJECT Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- History.
South Africa -- Race relations.
Subject South Africa
South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018025930
ISBN 9781684480029