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Pioneering on the Congo

W. Holman Bentley

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 110803196X / ISBN 13: 9781108031967
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Title: Pioneering on the Congo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Paperback. 454 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.William Holman Bentley (1855-1905) was a missionary who spent twenty-one years in the area of the Congo. Originally published in 1900, this is the second of two volumes documenting the pioneering work of travellers to the area between 1879 and 1899. During that time it progressed from being virtually unexplored to a fully charted region with government officers, traders and missionaries operating far and wide. As the only foreign witness to the entire period, Bentley provides an authoritative account of the dramatic developments he observed in the Congos geography, culture, religion and commerce. This volume traces the missionaries journey to Stanley (Malebo) Pool, introduces their vessel, the Peace, reveals the progress made on the upper river and in the Cataract region, and investigates the policies of the Congo government. Providing a judicious account of a country in changing times, Bentleys memoirs remain significant for the historical study of Africa. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108031967

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Synopsis: William Holman Bentley (1855?1905) was a missionary who spent twenty-one years in the area of the Congo. Originally published in 1900, this is the second of two volumes documenting the pioneering work of travellers to the area between 1879 and 1899. During that time it progressed from being virtually unexplored to a fully charted region with government officers, traders and missionaries operating far and wide. As the only foreign witness to the entire period, Bentley provides an authoritative account of the dramatic developments he observed in the Congo's geography, culture, religion and commerce. This volume traces the missionaries' journey to Stanley (Malebo) Pool, introduces their vessel, the Peace, reveals the progress made on the upper river and in the Cataract region, and investigates the policies of the Congo government. Providing a judicious account of a country in changing times, Bentley's memoirs remain significant for the historical study of Africa.

Book Description: Originally published in 1900, this is the first of two volumes by the missionary W. Holman Bentley (1855?1905), documenting the pioneering work of nineteenth-century missionaries in the Congo. It traces a journey to Stanley (Malebo) Pool, and judiciously observes the policies of the Congo government.

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