The Fateful Journey: The Expedition of Alexine Tinne and Theodor von Heuglin in Sudan (1863-1864)

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Bold, headstrong, and fabulously wealthy, Dutch traveller Alexine Tinne (1834–1869) made several excursions into the African interior, often accompanied by her mother, at a time when very few European women traveled. The Fateful Journey follows her trip with German zoologist Theodor von Heuglin, which took them through Egypt and Sudan in search of adventure and unknown regions in Central Africa.. Drawing upon four years of research in the Tinne archives, and including never before published correspondence, photographs, and other documents, Robert Joost Willink presents a compelling account of their journey and its tragic ending. This exciting volume not only sheds light on Tinne’s life and times, it also offers captivating insights into the world of European adventurers in the 19th century.            An enthralling mix of adventure and careful scholarship, The Fateful Journey creates a powerful portrait of Alexine Tinne throughout her life, from her start as a rich heiress in the Netherlands to her end as the intrepid explorer who risked—and lost—everything on a daring, doomed quest.

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Robert Joost Willink is an associate fellow researcher in the Social Movements and Political Culture Group at the African Studies Center, Leiden University.

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In het midden van de 19de eeuw trokken twee deftige Haagse dames door duister Afrika, op zoek naar het ultieme avontuur. Ze vonden het. (...) Historicus Robert Joost Willink, verbonden aan de Leidse universiteit als Afrika-onderzoeker en ge�ntrigeerd door Alexines etnografische nalatenschap, reconstrueert in The Fateful Journey deze onderneming tot in de finesses. Hij kon beschikken over het familie-archief van de Tinnes, waar Clara Eggink voor haar boek De merkwaardige reizen van Henri�tte en Alexandrine Tinne (1960) geen toegang toe kreeg. Tussen de brieven en beslommeringen van de dames door schakelt Willink in zijn boek ook steeds over naar het traject, het veldonderzoek en de publicaties van Theodor von Heuglin, een Duitse zo�loog, geograaf en ontdekkingsreiziger die meetrok in het kielzog van de Tinnes en hen met zijn expertise bijstond. Geen notitie van Heuglin, geen reisverslag is aan Willinks aandacht ontsnapt. - NRC, Marianne Vermeijden (27 januari 2012)

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