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9780821417775 / 0821417770

Butterflies & Barbarians: Swiss Missionaries and Systems of Knowledge in South-East Africa

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Publisher:Ohio University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Swiss missionaries played a primary and little-known role in explaining Africa to the literate world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book emphasizes how these European intellectuals, brought to the deep rural areas of southern Africa by their vocation, formulated and ordered knowledge about the continent. Central to this group was Junod, who became a pioneering collector in the fields of entomology and botany.

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