Les Bassoutos, ou Vingt-Trois Années de Séjour et d'Observations au Sud de l'Afrique

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Les Bassoutos, ou Vingt-Trois Années de Séjour et d'Observations au Sud de l'Afrique

Scope and Content

[Source - Ettore Morelli for FHYA, 2020: A digitised copy of a book by the French missionary Eugène Casalis. The book is roughly divided into a narrative of the arrival of the missionaries and an ethnographical description of the Basotho. The book contains lithographies and a map.]

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Les Bassoutos, ou Vingt-Trois Années de Séjour et d'Observations au Sud de l'Afrique

[ Source of title : FHYA using Eugène Casalis' material ]

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Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Descriptions and Notes

Written following Casalis' return from his evangelical fieldwork in what is now Lesotho, the book was published during the wars between the Basotho and the Republic of the Orange Free State. It advocated for the independence of the Basotho of Moshoeshoe.

Archival History

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: Written by Eugène Casalis sometime between 1833 and 1859. It was published by Librairie de Ch. Meyrueis et Cie in 1859. A copy was acquired by Smithsonian Libraries on 9 November 1988. It was digitised by Smithsonian Libraries in 2013 and made available via Internet Archive. Downloaded by FHYA in 2020 and uploaded by Benathi Marufu for FHYA in 2020.]

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Event Actor Event Type Event Date Event Description
Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) Online curation 2020 - Digitised by Smithsonian Libraries in 2013
Smithsonian Libraries Library Holding 9 November 1988 - Made Available via Internet Archive in 2013
Librairie de Ch. Meyrueis et Cie Publication 1859
Eugène Casalis Writing 1833-1859
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