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Extractions: About this site Discussion Board Sites General Sites Life and Travel Writing The Thousand and One Nights Other Translations ... Miscellaneous Life and Travel Writing African Adventures Among the Mormons/American West Mecca and Arabia Other ... Death Amazon. Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton by Mary S. Lovell. Nine customer reviews. The hardcover is currently going for $10 (off from $40) . For reviews and blurbs on the book see my Books about Burton page. African Adventures "Speke's Journal" by Sean Redmond. Review of Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke, (1868; Dover, 1996). The Journal of African Travel-Writing , Number 3, September 1997 (pp. 87-91). An extremely interesting article by a Classics professor at NYU. Amazon. Burton, First Footsteps in East Africa Or, an Exploration of Harar (Dover edition) Amazon. Speke, Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile (Dover edition) (Wayback) In Search of Legends by Jerry Williams. Teachers' guide for a mapping/travel literature project. Covers Burton and Speke's journey closely. Bugs in the Ear . What impetus did the onscreen auricular insect give to this "urban legend." I didn't know he tried melted butter first. Where did the expedition get butter? Why wasn't it already melted?
Extractions: Public and Private Writings on Africa By Greg Garrett The Journal of African Travel-Writing Number 2 , March 1997 (pp. 70-79). I n recent critical and popular works, the explorer Richard Burton has primarily been described either as an advocate (whether consciously or unconsciously) of British imperialism or, conversely, as a sensitive observer of African culture worthy of contemporary canonization. The actual truth about this remarkably complex Victorian lies somewhere apart from both these extremes. In Burton's popular narratives of his explorations in Africa, among them First Footsteps in East Africa, The Lake Regions of Central Africa , and Wanderings in West Africa , Burton often reflects the attitudes and beliefs of his reading audience. But in comparison with the African travel narratives of many of his contemporaries, particularly his traveling companion and one-time friend John Hanning Speke, Burton also reveals a sympathy for the cultures he encounters and a willingness to record the details of their existence even when they have little or no bearing on the goals of his expeditions. In Speke's public writing, African natives are simply an obstacle in the way of his aims; in Burton's, they seem to represent both a potential challenge and a source of potential knowledge. The latter sets him apart from most of his contemporaries and explains Burton's problematic status as a Victorian explorer and writer. But perhaps most important, Burton's personal ambition and his position as an outsider in British culture ensure that he displays a wide range of attitudes toward Africa, depending on the circumstances of composition and whether his anticipated audience was popular or private.
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Extractions: Sir Richard Francis Burton, an intrepid English explorer of inner Africa in the mid-19th century, discovered the great Central African lakes. Born on Mar. 19, 1821, he was brought up in France and Italy. He studied for a time at Oxford University and then purchased a commission in the Bombay Native Infantry. From 1843 to 1848 he soldiered in Sind in northwestern India (now Pakistan). Between 1853 and 1855, Burton visited the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina in disguise and made a dangerous foray to the forbidden city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia. Burton's greatest journey began in 1857 on the coast of what is now eastern Tanzania. Following African paths, he became (1858) the first white in modern times to view Lake Tanganyika. Ill with malaria, he did not travel north with John SPEKE to Lake Victoria and thus failed to discover the source of the Nile. Later, Burton crossed the United States to Salt Lake City and went on to Panama before returning to England in 1861. For the next three years he served as British consul at Fernando Po, off the coast of Nigeria, went up the Congo River, and journeyed to Dahomey (now Benin). He was later consul in Santos, Brazil (1865-69), Damascus, and Trieste (1872-90). Burton died on Oct. 20, 1890. In addition to his travels, which he celebrated in 21 books, Burton produced books on swordsmanship and falconry and is widely remembered for his translation of the Tales of the Arabian Nights. A brilliant linguist, he also secretly translated a number of Eastern erotic manuals. Burton's frankness about sexuality in his publicly distributed works offended many Victorians, and after his death his widow destroyed his papers to avoid scandal.
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Extractions: Herewith a list of drawings, caricatures, and photographs of over Victorian worthies, almost all of them accompanied by several paragraphs (sometimes pages) of intriguing, often revealing, commentary. They are with a few exceptions, disbound from books and their source, again with a few exceptions, is indicated by initials standing for the following volumes: DM: A Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters (1830-38) drawn by the late Daniel Maclise and accompanied by Notices chiefly by the late William Maginn. (Republished from "Fraser's Magazine.") Edited by William Bates. 1873.
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Extractions: Published: 11/20/1994 Category: Features Page: K1 British adventurer Captain Richard F. Burton visited Great Salt Lake City in 1860. No one like himbefore or sincehas penetrated what he called the last of the "Holy Cities." He died in 1890 as Sir Richard Francis Burton, soldier, explorer, author, linguist, discoverer of Lake Tanganyika and Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George. He also was an ethnologist, archaeologist, poet, translator, amateur physician, botanist, zoologist, geologist and a superb swordsman. Driven by a seemingly insatiable curiosity for the exotic, erotic and demonic; Burton was a restless, inveterate traveler as well as a prolific and controversial writer. Preceded by a formidable reputation as an explorer of immense courage who had disguised himself and infiltrated the sacred cities of Mecca and Medina forbidden to infidels, Burton had written in detail of his experiences. His visit to America, although brief, was to fulfill his desire to see Mormonism at first hand. Before his Western tour ended, he had an audience with Brigham Young and spent an evening over a jug of Valley Tan whiskey, trading anecdotes with the redoubtable Orrin Porter Rockwell, a Mormon rough-and-ready who gave him advice on how to stay alive on the road to California. As was his custom, Burton wrote in depth about his American adventure in The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California, published in 1861. "I had long determined to add the last new name to the list of Holy Cities;' to visit the young rival of Memphis, Benares, Jerusalem, Rome, Mecca of seeing Utah as it is, not as it is said to be" he explained. Always the professional soldier, Burton confessed that "mingled with the wish of prospecting the City of the Great Salt Lake [from] a spiritual point of view," he also looked forward to "enjoying a little skirmishing with the savages." And because he had heard of the "White Indians," paleface renegades who terrorized travelers and shifted blame to the tribes, Burton set about properly outfitting himself for his foray across the Plains.
Extractions: The Nile Controversy Who really discovered the source of the Nile River Burton, or his partner John Hanning Speke? The purists say that Speke made the final trip to Lake Tanganyika, and thus deserves the credit. Indeed, Speke and several reluctant guides left the town of Kazeh on July 10th, 1858 to look for the bahr ("sea" or "lake") described to Burton by Arab traders. On August 3rd Speke's group climbed a hill and, reaching the summit, looked out upon "a magnificent sheet of water", which Speke promptly named Lake Victoria. Speke and his companions did not map the extent of the lake or examine the basin further; instead, he accepted without doubt that he had found the source of the great Nile River and turned back to Kazeh. (Speke mounted a second expedition to East Africa in 1860 with Captain James Grant to confirm that the great lake he had gazed upon in 1858 was indeed the source of the Nile. Unfortunately, Speke performed the final reconnaissance of the lake alone and, once again, he did not linger to gather any scientific data about the basin. Explorers who mapped and studied the area in later years did, finally, confirm that Speke's Lake Victoria was the source of the Nile.) Now, look beyond the fact that Speke walked up a hill and saw a large lake. How did he manage to safely travel to Kazeh? Once there, how did he find out about the lake? Who drew the maps he followed, hired his guides, and provisioned his caravan? The point is, of course, that Speke never would have survived the hostile east coast of Africa or managed to locate the lake without the assistance of his travelling companion and the expedition's undoubted leader, Captain Richard Francis Burton.
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Extractions: Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: explorer, adventurer, scholar, mystic, stud. As an officer in the Honourable East India Company, Burton traveled extensively throughout the world in the capacity of a secret agent. He traveled incognito, disguised as a wanderer, throughout the Near East and Africa. As a master linguist and as an expert practitioner of various world religions, he was able to become the first Westerner to enter the forbidden African city of Harar. He traveled to the holy cities of Medina and Mecca as a Muslim. He introduced the words pajamas and safari to the English language. He wrote numerous books detailing his travels. He discovered and translated the Kama Sutra and The Perfumed Gardens, and translated the Arabian Nights. He was the co-discoverer of Lake Tanganyika in Africa, and laid the groundwork for Speke and Grant's discovery of the source of the Nile, Lake Victoria. Born in Torquay, Devonshire, England in 1821, Burton became an Oxford man. But do not be mislead! Here was no effete, fey, whiny, pencil-necked, wimpy, 90-pound, pansy, classical-music listening, "fag-" smoking poetry-reading, badminton-playing, crochet-knitting, girlie-voiced Englishman of the typical ilk, nowadays embodied by wimpy actor Hugh Grant. No, he was a man's man! Described as tall, dark, romantic-looking and with "gypsy eyes," Burton was a strapping, robust man, whose physical strength would serve him well throughout his years of adventuring.
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Extractions: http://galton.org Raymond Fancher has been engaged for many decades now on a major new life of Francis Galton (1822-1911), written from what he describes as a psychobiographical perspective. This lengthy enterprise, unfinished so-far, has produced numerous papers along the way, and it is possible to piece together from these the chief intent of the author: to situate Galtons hereditarianism in his personal psychology. The idea is not without interest, though the results seem less than convincing to date. Fanchers work will be reviewed in detail on galton.org by following these major papers, beginning with his description of the influence that Galtons travels in South-West Africa had on his study of human variation. Galton embarked on his scientific career by exploring previously uncharted areas of South-West Africa in the early 1850s, under the aegis of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). Fancher correctly notes that this trip had an important influence on Galtons thinking about human diversity. Galton himself remarked several times on the powerful and lasting effect that this trip had on his later work: it seems to have been his own Voyage of the Beagle , providing the germs for theories that only reached maturity decades later.
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Extractions: BURTON, SIR RICHARD FRANCIS Besides Lady Burtons Life of Sir Richard F. Burton (2 vols., 1893, 2nd edition, condensed, edited, with a preface. by W. H. Wilkins, 1898), there are A Sketch of the Career of R. F. Burton, by A. B. Richards, Andrew Wilson, and St Clair Baddeley (1886); The True Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, by his niece, G. M. Stisted (1896); and a brief sketch by the present writer prefixed to Bohns edition of the Pilgrimage to Al-Medinah and Meccah (1898), from which some sentences have here been by permission reproduced. In 1906 appeared the Life of Sir Richard Burton, by Thomas Wright of Olney, in two volumes, an industrious and rather critical work, interesting in particular for the doubts it casts on Burtons originality as an Arabic translator, and emphasizing his indebtedness to Paynes translation (i881) of the Arabian Nights. (S. L.-P.) SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON BURTON-UPON-TRENT
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Extractions: Burton, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Sir Richard Francis, , English explorer, writer, and linguist. He joined (1842) the service of the East India Company and, while stationed in India, acquired a thorough knowledge of the Persian, Afghan, Hindustani, and Arabic languages. In 1853, in various disguises, he made a famous journey to Mecca and Medina, about which he wrote the vivid Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah Speke he took a party to Somaliland; he alone, disguised as an Arab merchant, made the journey to Harar, Ethiopia, where he met with the local ruler. He went with Speke to uncharted E central Africa to discover the source of the Nile; he found Lake Tanganyika (1858) but abandoned the attempt to reach Lake Nyasa. After a visit to the United States, Burton published an account of the Mormon settlement at Utah in his City of the Saints Explorations of the Highlands of Brazil and of the Arabian Nights See annotated bibliography by N. M. Penzer (1923); biographies by his wife (2 vol., 1893, repr. 1973), G. M. Stisted (1893, repr. 1970), A. Bercovici (1962), and F. M. Brodie (1966), and biography of Burton and his wife by M. S. Lovell (1998).
Extractions: This British explorer and "renaissance man" represents to me the best the 19 th century had to offer. Burton possessed an extraordinary range of personal attributes. Among other things, he was probably the most formidable linguist of the era. Combined with his omnivorous interest in foreign cultures, his way with languages enabled him to travel incognito to the holy cities of Mecca, Medina and Harar (in modern-day Somalia). He also served British colonial interests in the East India Company army, as a regular officer in Crimea, and as a spy in "The Great Game" in Central Asia. It was while on active duty in modern-day India and Pakistan that he wrote his first books, Goa and the Blue Mountains Scinde, or: the Unhappy Valley (two volumes), and Sindh, and the Races that Inhabit the Valley of the Indus (two volumes), all published in 1851! Together with Richard Speke, Burton "discovered" Lake Tanganyika on his great expeditions of 1856-58, and narrowly missed finding Nyanza (Lake Victoria), the source of the Nile. Speke did find it, alone, but failed to circumnavigate the lake. A public controversy arose when Speke returned to England to claim the Nile "prize." On the day he was to debate Burton on the subject at the Royal Geographical Society, in the summer of 1859, Speke died of a gunshot wound, apparently self-inflicted. (This part of Burton's life is covered excitingly in the film Mountains of the Moon (1990), with Patrick Bergin surprisingly convincing as Burton. The movie plays fast and loose with biographical and historical details, but is well worth seeing for its cinematic and scenic pleasures. It is the only film made about Burton's life, though Richard Attenborough, director of
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Extractions: This is by far one of the best biographies Ive read in recent times. Not only is the subject matter astonishing, capturing the life of one of the most exciting figures of the 19th century, the author focuses on the mans profuse writings, thankfully leaving out the once fashionable psychoanalytic approach of interpretation when writing biography. This is the third life history Ive read on Richard Burton, and its certainly the finest written and the most thorough. Those of you, who are not familiar with R.F. Burton, are in for a thrilling reading experience. This man, probably more so than Byron himself, is the archetypal Byronic figure of the age: a linguist, (29 languages and numerous dialects), scholar of eastern literature and religion, particularly the mystical arm of Islam, Sufi; a practicing mystic; explorer of Africa (co-discoverer of the source of the Nile); a secret agent working for her majesty during Englands acquisition of Indias wealth, known to historians as The Great Game. He was also one of the first white men, who made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, and as Rice argues, Burton was and continued to be a practicing Muslim, therefore his pilgrimage was deeply religious as well as a journey of danger and adventure. Burton was dashing, an expert swordsman and horseman, and a prolific writer, poet and translator who rank as one of the best of his time.
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Extractions: MSN Home My MSN Hotmail Shopping ... Money Web Search: logoImg('http://sc.msn.com'); Encarta Subscriber Sign In Help Home ... Upgrade to Encarta Premium Search Encarta Encarta Search results for "Burton Sir Richard Francis" Page of 3 next Exclusively for MSN Encarta Premium Subscribers Burton, Sir Richard Francis ArticleâEncarta Encyclopedia Burton, Sir Richard Francis (1821-1890), British explorer, linguist, and student of Asian cultures, one of the most famous mid-19th century European... article outline Introduction Travels in Asia and Arabia Travels in Africa Later Travels ... Translator and Scholar related items Important Explorations (table) expedition to find source of the Nile exploration of Lake Tanganyika trip to Gold Coast ... Sir Richard Francis Burton PictureâEncarta Encyclopedia Picture from Encarta Encyclopedia From "Alaeddin; Or, the Wonderful Lamp" translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton SidebarâEncarta Encyclopedia One of the best-known characters from The Arabian Nights, Aladdin is a young man who finds himself living a dream come true with genies granting... From "Sindbad, Seaman and Landsman" translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton