The Nile Quest: A Record of the Exploration of the Nile and its Basin

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Sir Harry Johnston (1858–1927), was a British artist, explorer and colonial administrator. He was a key figure in the so-called 'Scramble for Africa', the invasion and colonisation of Africa by major European powers in the late nineteenth century. This book, first published in 1903, is Johnston's wide-ranging history of Nile exploration, beginning with the Ancient Egyptians and the Greeks and continuing into the Victorian period. As well as charting the development of ancient civilisations in the Nile region, ...

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Overview

Sir Harry Johnston (1858–1927), was a British artist, explorer and colonial administrator. He was a key figure in the so-called 'Scramble for Africa', the invasion and colonisation of Africa by major European powers in the late nineteenth century. This book, first published in 1903, is Johnston's wide-ranging history of Nile exploration, beginning with the Ancient Egyptians and the Greeks and continuing into the Victorian period. As well as charting the development of ancient civilisations in the Nile region, Johnston also discusses its wider role in world history and its appeal to powerful leaders from Alexander the Great to Napoleon. As a contemporary of many significant participants in nineteenth-century Nile exploration, Johnston was perfectly situated to provide detailed insights into the personalities and achievements of explorers such as Burton, Stanley and Speke. His absorbing and accessible account provides a fascinating late Victorian perspective on the subject.

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Prefatory note; 1. The dawn of Nile exploration; 2. The Greeks interest Europe in the Nile question; 3. Abyssinians and Jews; 4. Islamites and Italians; 5. A summary of the ancients' knowledge of the Nile; 6. Portugal and Abyssinia; 7. French inquiries and D'Anville's maps; 8. Bruce and the Nile: Sonnini, Browne, and Bonaparte; 9. Muhammad Ali opens up the White Nile; 10. Missionaries and snow-mountains; 11. Burton and Speke; 12. Speke and the Nile quest; 13. Speke in Uganda; 14. From the Victoria Nyanza to Alexandria; 15. Samuel Baker and the Albert Nyanza; 16. Alexandrine Tinne and Theodor von Heuglin; 17. Schweinfurth and the Basin of the Bahr-al-Ghazal; 18. Schweinfurth's achievements and descriptions; 19. Stanley confirms Speke; 20. Gordon and his lieutenants. Junker and the Nile-Congo Water-parting; 21. Joseph Thomson, Mt. Elgon, and Kavirondo Bay; 22. Emin Pasha; 23. Stanley discovers the Mountains of the Moon and Lake Albert Edward. The End of Emin; 24. German explorers determine the southern limits of the Nile Basin; 25. Geographical work in the Uganda Protectorate; 26. The Eastern Basin of the Nile; 27. Conclusion; 28. The geography of the Nile Basin; Appendix; Index.

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