n Historia - Butterflies & Barbarians. Swiss Missionaries & Systems of Knowledge in South-East Africa, Patrick Harries
An Imperfect Interpreter? : book feature

Volume 52, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X
  • Author Jean-Marie Dederen
  • Source : Historia, Volume 52, Issue 2, Nov 2007, p. 281 - 289
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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Reading proved to be a slow, but very satisfying experience, mainly, I would say, on account of the creation-of-knowledge theme, of the intricacy of the data, and of the depth and quality of the argumentation. Being a keen reader of early archaeological and anthropological literature, I find the subject matter of the study fascinating. In the following pages, I will examine Chapter 8, which provides the conclusion of the epistemological analysis, for which the preceding chapters have paved the way.

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