The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk, 1835-1844: The boundary survey, 1840-1844

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Peter Rivière
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 01/01/2006 - 266 páginas
This is the second of a pair of volumes publishing the unedited full reports of Schomburgk's travels in Guiana between 1835 and 1844, previously available only in greatly abridged and heavily edited versions. After his explorations, he was appointed Her Majesty's Commissioner for Boundaries with the duty to survey the boundaries of British Guiana, hitherto undefined. His surveys between 1841 and 1843 consisted of three journeys. Schomburgk returned to London in 1844 and was knighted for his services. Here they are published in full, including the material censored by the Colonial Office, which mainly details abuses of the native population committed by Venezuelans and Brazilians. In an 'Epilogue' an account is provided of his later career. The volume also includes two appendices: a summary of the boundary disputes which arose as a result of Schomburgk's survey and a vocabulary of vernacular plant names.

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1841
1
18421843
41
1843
115
Epilogue
207
The Boundary Dispute
219
The Works of Robert H Schomburgk
229
Index
243
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Peter Rivière is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford, UK.

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