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

Volume 52, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



With Patrick Harries has indeed placed under scrutiny what is announced in the subtitle to this book : . Although dealing to a large extent with the study and the "making" of particular African languages by the Swiss missionaries and their African assistants, this was a research project which in itself demanded thorough and painstaking mulling over numerous German and, especially, French sources from the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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