mining districts of Cornwall and Devon. Highston, near the Tamar
in east Cornwall, "would be a barren waste were it not for its rich
workings of tin, which is both mined and streamed." He found sim-
ilar conditions as he passed through Bodmin, Redruth, Lclant, St
Just, and Newlyn. There were
written the (general lack of) preserva-
tion of EastAfrican Swahili manuscripts provided high loss rates of
round –90% per century. Such a value of a loss rate means it will be
very diffi cult to get a reliable picture of anything older than a few
centuries in tropical areas.72 With such high loss
my Brother Will1
1. Lister indicated in his notebook this letter was sent in a packet with other pieces of cor-
respondence to his friends Mr. Sharpe and John Peck.
50 Lister to Sharpe 00220022 Martin Lister to [Thomas] Sharpe Bordeaux, France,
13 November/23 November
Source: Bodl. ms
events in Morocco, with a look at Tunisia's participation in the Algerian crisis. North Africa thus takes up about half the volume, the rest covering Europe, the Middle East, South-East Asia, and the Far East. Documents are presented in chronological order, with a table of contents classifying them
seem to have belonged to a new trend in north-eastAfrica. 87 Although their provenance cannot currently be macroscopically confirmed, faceted Sassanian stone beads are known to have been arriving in north-eastAfrica in the Late Roman and later periods, which is evidenced by the presence of so
particular historical contexts. The determining factor that stands above the others is the Cold War context – which is worth recalling more than a quarter of a century after the fall of the Iron Curtain. From 1945 to 1989, Europe was divided between West and East, that is, between two economies, political
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Introduction “Gay Free Zone”: in February 2011 street stickers appeared in the East London areas of Tower Hamlets and Hackney which condemned the ‘sins’ of homosexuality and warned of ‘Allah’s punishment’ (Roberts 2011). There was a universal outrage in the London press and media, not to mention in