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Title First Footsteps into East Africa, or, An Exploration of Harar
Author(s) Burton, Richard
Section Section V: Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism, 1607-2007
Date 1856
Document Type Printed Book
Publisher Spottiswoode & Co
Library British Library
Reference 2358.e.3
Region Africa
Names Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke (pp74-75, 446,456, 457, 459-507)
Places Aden (pp5, 39-40, 75, 100, 419), Abyssinia, Ethiopia (pp3, 57, 70, 69, 306-320, 436)
Topics exploration, travel writing, Royal Geographical Society, contents, Mohammedanism Islam, index (p625), "Departure from Aden" (pp1-25), slavery (pp2, 21, 70, 338-339), dress (pp29, 48, 175, 196, 326-327), Arabs (pp29, 46, 53-55, 66, 77, 81, 84-85, 103, 222, 329, 436), "Life in Zayla" (pp26-63), games (pp41, 47), draughts (p41), weapons (pp42-45), dance (p59), "Excursions near Zayla" (pp64-97), Kat (pp77-79), indigenous people, Somal (pp4-9, 12, 17, 26-63, 67, 74-75, 80, 82-83, 86-91, 94, 98-129, 141, 143,145, 148-149, 151,153-155, 159-163, 178, 181, 183,198-204, 216, 219, 221-222, 225, 228, 255, 261-266, 354, 370, 376, 390,, 395, 416, 425, 439, 455), Bedouins (pp17, 21, 31, 48-49, 52, 57, 74-75, 81-82, 86-88, 93, 95, 106, 108, 111-112, 124, 135, 144-148, 150, 154-159, 163, 188-191, 198, 206, 212, 214, 222, 225, 399, 448-458), fear of Europeans (p49), "The Somal, their Origin and Peculiarities" (pp98-126), marriage, polygamy (p121), divorce (pp122, 448), circumcision (p123), "From Zayla to the Hills" (pp127-182), travelling expanses (p137), "From the Zayla Hills to the Marar Prairie (pp183-246), hunting (p228), natural history, birds (pp184-185), lion (p236), "From the Marar Prairie to Harar" (pp247-294), "Ten Days at Harar" (pp295-363), Jihad (p305), crime and punishment (pp328-329, 333-334), ivory (p340), "A Ride to Berberah" (pp364-406), "Berberah to its Environs (pp441-458), colonial conflict (pp449-458), diary of John Hanning Speke (pp459-507), language, Harari dictionary, "Grammatical Outline and vocabulary" (pp509-582), Harar from the Coffee Stream (image 3), The Hamal (image 26), Costume of Harar (image 175)
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