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David Randall-Maciver

MEDIAEVAL RHODESIA (Fine copy in unread condition, 1906)

Published: Macmillan, London, 1906

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's green cloth binding with gilt titles. Clean crisp pages, corners sharp, binding tight, cloth and gilt titling bright. xv + 106pp., + 36 plates.

'The investigations described in this work were undertaken at the request of the British Association and the Rhodes Trustees, in the year 1905. Mr. Randall-Maciver considered that the result of his explorations disproved the theory respecting the great antiquity of the Zimbabwe Ruins, and showed that they were erected by African natives in the fourteenth century, when Sofala was a flourishing Arab port. The author's researches led him to conclusions directly opposed to those of other investigators, and for that reason he does not refer to other books on the subject, which, he remarks, "it was impossible to praise, and would have been invidious to criticise"; an exception, however, is made in favour of Mr. G. M. Theal's "Records of South-Eastern Africa." With regard to this publication it is stated that "apart from the collection of documents embodied in that admirable work, there exists no bibliography with which the student need be troubled."'

  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 4to.
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