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Africa's Discovery of Europe
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Preface; 1. First Sights - Lasting Impressions; Elite Africans in Europe to 1650; Enslaved Africans in Europe to 1650; Discovering Europeans in Africa; Southeast Africa, 1589-1635; Kongo Cosmology; 2. Politics and Religion; Meanings of Religious Conversion; Benin and Warri; The Kingdom of Kongo; Swahili and Mutapa; Ethiopia; Conclusions; 3. Commerce and Culture; African Trading Strategies; The Eighteenth Century; Language, Trade and Culture; Sexual Encounters; Conclusion; 4. Material Goods and Technology; Evaluating Inland Trade; Textiles and Metals; Tobacco and Distilled Spirits; Guns and Politics; Economic and Social Consequences; 5. Passages in Slavery; Capture in Africa; The Middle Passage; New Identities; Creolization; Africanization; Conclusion; 6. Africans in Europe 1650-1850; African Delegates and Students; Servants High and Low in Continental Europe; Anglo-Africans; Scholars and Churchmen; Concluding Observations; Epilogue

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Advance praise: "In this judicious and sweeping survey, David Northrup astutely examines Africans' active and wide ranging engagements with Europeans over four centuries. Not just victims, Africans proved remarkably resilient and adaptable in their varied encounters with Europeans. Encompassing
both collective experiences and individual voices, Northrup paints a rich portrait of the African response."--Philip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University


Advance praise: "In this judicious and sweeping survey, David Northrup astutely examines Africans' active and wide ranging engagements with Europeans over four centuries. Not just victims, Africans proved remarkably resilient and adaptable in their varied encounters with Europeans. Encompassing
both collective experiences and individual voices, Northrup paints a rich portrait of the African response."--Philip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University

Advance praise: "In this judicious and sweeping survey, David Northrup astutely examines Africans' active and wide ranging engagements with Europeans over four centuries. Not just victims, Africans proved remarkably resilient and adaptable in their varied encounters with Europeans. Encompassing both collective experiences and individual voices, Northrup paints a rich portrait of the African response."--Philip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University


Advance praise: "In this judicious and sweeping survey, David Northrup astutely examines Africans' active and wide ranging engagements with Europeans over four centuries. Not just victims, Africans proved remarkably resilient and adaptable in their varied encounters with Europeans. Encompassing both collective experiences and individual voices, Northrup paints a rich portrait of the African response."--Philip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University


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