The 18th Century Search for the Blue Nile

Suggested Readings

James Bruce

Bredin, Miles. The Pale Abyssinian: The Life of James Bruce. London: Harper Collins, 2000. 

Erlikh, Ḥagai, and I. Gershoni. "'Going Native': James Bruce, Mansfield Parkyns, Richard Burton." in The Nile: histories, cultures, myths.
Boulder, Colo: L. Rienner. 2000.

Guadalupi, Gianni. “A Latter-Day Marco Polo: James Bruce in Abyssinia”
in The discovery of the Nile. New York, NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang.
1997. 72-84.

Head, Francis Bond. The Life and Adventures of Bruce, the African Traveller. New York: Harper & Bros. 1842.

Ried, J. M. Traveller Extraordinary: The Life of James Bruce of Kinnaird. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode., 1968.

Ullendorff, Edward. “James Bruce of Kinnaird.” The Scottish Historical Review 32, no. 114 (1953):128-43

Van Wyk Smith, Malvern. “Would the Real James Bruce Please Stand Up?: Bruce’s Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile (1790) in Alexander Murray’s Edition of 1813.”. 23rd ed. English Academy Review, 2006. 59-83.



Carnochan, W. B. Golden legends: images of Abyssinia, Samuel Johnson
to Bob Marley
. Stanford, Calif: Stanford General Books. 2008.

Marcus, Harold G. A History of Ethiopia. Berkley: University of California Press, 2002.

Nowell, Charles E. “The Historical Prester John.” Speculum 28, no. 3 (1953): 435-45

Salvadore, Matteo. “The Ethiopian Age of Exploration: Prester John’s Discovery of Europe, 1306-1458.” Journal of World History 21, no. 4 (2010): 593-627

Tibebu, Teshale. “Ethiopia: The “Anomaly” and “Paradox” of Africa.” Journal of Black Studies 26, no. 4 (1996): 414-30

Woubshet, Dagmawi, Salamishah Tillet, and Elizabeth Wolde Giorgis. “The Romance of Ethiopia: A Critical Introduction.” Callaloo 33, no. 1 (2010): 8-14











Suggested Readings