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Mungo Park, an 18th Century Ethnologist Explores West Africa

Mungo Park is the first explorer/writer of the 18th century who attempted to interpret local people and places from a local point of view   He was influenced by principles and practices of the Enlightenment. picture source – http://www.vialibri.net In this entry we … Continue reading

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Mungo Park discovers Mumbo Jumbo in 18th Century West Africa

Mungo Park was one of the most successful early explorers of West Africa.   Not only did he take careful note of flora, fauna and geophysical features throughout his travels, but – to my way of thinking – was the best … Continue reading

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