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This volume publishes one of the most important early Portuguese accounts of east central Africa. The author, Antonio da Conceicao, was the ecclesiastical administrator of the Portuguese Zambesi settlements at the end of the seventeenth century. He set out to describe the Portuguese community in the valley and in the gold-bearing regions of the high veldt. In doing so he commented in detail on the African kingdoms of the region and their relations with the Portuguese. He witnessed the rise of a powerful new African dynasty in the area of modern Zimbabwe, that of Changamira, and he described the destruction of the Portuguese fairs and settlements during the wars which followed. Prior to the wars of the 1690s the Portuguese had appeared to be the dominant influence throughout much of the region of modern Zimbabwe, but their position was more fragile than it looked. Conceicao points to weaknesses in the commercial structure of the Portuguese settlements and to the difficult r

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780197264072
ISBN-10: 0197264077
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 16mm)
Pages: 146
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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