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Ismail´a 2 Volume Set: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt ... Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)
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Author Name:    Baker, Samuel White

Title:   Ismail´a 2 Volume Set: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt ... Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press 

ISBN Number:   1108030971 / 9781108030977

Seller ID:   ING9781108030977

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Sir Samuel White Baker (1821 1893) was a traveller and explorer. A lifelong campaigner against slavery, he lived with and later married a woman he rescued from a slave auction in eastern Europe. This two-volume work of 1874 is his account of a military expedition under Ismail Pasha (Ismail the Magnificent, 1830 1895), Khedive of Egypt, to suppress the slave-trade in central Africa between 1869 and 1873. Having found Egyptian citizens exploiting the population of the lawless central lands, Ismail determined to colonize and modernize the Nile basin (now southern Egypt and Sudan). He appointed Baker governor-general and major-general in the Ottoman army. Illustrated with over 50 plates and maps of the area, and with Baker's lively observations of the country and of the society he was trying to reform, this book is a wonderful record of a lost world, and of an important stage in late Ottoman military expansion.



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