David Livingstone

Man, Myth and Legacy

Edited by Sarah Worden

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Volume of new essays to accompany an exhibition, beginning 23 November 2012 at the National Museum of Scotland, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

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David Livingstone rose from being a factory boy to become an African explorer and a hero of the Victorian age. This volume of essays, rich in new scholarship, tie in with an exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland (beginning 23 November 2012) which commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth. The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with authorities in Malawi - Livingstone was the first European to document Malawi in the mid 1800s and he continues to be remembered there - and with the David Livingstone Centre in his birthplace, Blantyre, in the west of Scotland, which holds a wide range of his personal belongings and travel aids. Together, the essays present a twenty-first-century view of David Livingstone - the man, the myth and the legacy. They engage not only with matters of history - his life and work as explorer, doctor and missionary - but also with the ways in which he has been memorialised, and his contemporary significance.

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Format Paperback
Imprint National Museums of Scotland Enterprises - Publishing
Publication Date 20 Nov 2012
ISBN 9781905267644
Number of Pages 144

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' ... there is a welcome concentration on Livingstone as a scientist and medical man, an aspect of the man which has received increasing attention in the past decade ... A welcome African perspective is provided by Friday Mufuzi, Senior Keeper at the Livingstone Museum in Zambia ... This volume should be bought by all libraries with an interest in Africa ... ' African Research & Documentation ' ... [National Museums Scotland] are to be congratulated on commissioning ten new articles covering a wide range of aspects of Livingstone's career ... it would be difficult to find such a wide range of up-to-date views in a single publication.' Scottish Local History

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