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Primary Sources: History--Africa

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University of Wisconsin digital texts from and about Africa

University of Wisconsin Libraries. Africana Digitization Project
Full text of rare Africana, in English or translated into English. Titles include:

Almada, Andre Alvares de et. al.. Brief Treatise on the Rivers of Guinea; being an English translation of a variorum text of Tratado breve dos rios de Guiné (c.1594) organised by the late Avelino Teixeira da Mota, together with incomplete annotation; translation, a brief introduction and notes on chapters 13-19 by P.E.H. Hair, and notes on chapters 1-6 by Jean Boulègue. c. 1594. Part One and Part Two.
Authors: Almada, Andre Alvares d', fl. 1594. ; Mota, A. Teixeira da ; (Avelino Teixeira); Hair, P. E. H. ; (Paul Edward Hedley); Boulègue, Jean.   [Liverpool] : Dept. of History, University of Liverpool, 1984.   2 vols. (Pt. 1. Translated text -- Pt. 2. Notes). (Privately produced and circulated by the late Paul Hair). Covers Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde. Includes a bibliography. http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Africana.Almada01

Alvares, Manuel. Ethiopia Minor and a Geographical Account of the Province of Sierra Leone (c. 1615)
Authors: Alvares, Manuel, 1526-1583. ; Mota, A. Teixeira da ; (Avelino Teixeira); Matos, Luís de. ; Hair, P. E. H. ; (Paul Edward Hedley).  [Liverpool, England] : Dept. of History, University of Liverpool, 1990. 1 vol. (Privately produced and circulated by the late Paul Hair). http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Africana.Alvares01

Barbot's West African Vocabularies of c. 1680
Author: Jean Barbot. Editor: P. E. H. Hair (Paul Edward Hedley).  [Liverpool] : Centre of African Studies, University of Liverpool, 1992. 43 p. (Parallel text in French, English, Wolof, Fula, Twi and Ewe). (Privately produced and circulated by the late Paul Hair). http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Africana.Hair01

Fage, J. D. A Guide to Original Sources for Precolonial Western Africa Published in European Languages : for the most part in book form.
Madison : African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994. 200 p. http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Africana.Fage01

Jesuit Documents on the Guinea of Cape Verde and the Cape Verde Islands, 1585-1617: : in English translation

Authors: A Teixeira da Mota; P E H Hair. [Liverpool?] : Issued by the Dept. of History, University of Li verpool, 1989. 1 vol. (various pagings). (Privately produced and circulated by the late Paul Hair.) http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Africana.Jesuit01

 

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