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Africa Meets Europe (#2004)
‘Most high and most powerful prince and king my brother,’ wrote King Affonso of Kongo in a 1517 letter addressed to King Manuel I of Portugal. Affonso became Mani-Kongo (overlord of the Kongo) in 1506 or 1507, in large part because of his alliance with the Portuguese. The Portugese had appeared in the Kongo ten years before Columbus’ momentous voyage to the Caribbean. This class will look at the relationship between the Kongo and Portugal from the perspective of the Africans, which helpsView more
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