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Title:The Prazeros as Transfrontiersmen: A Study in Social and Cultural Change
Authors:Isaacman, Allen F.ISNI
Isaacman, BarbaraISNI
Year:1975
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:8
Issue:1
Pages:1-39
Language:English
Geographic terms:Mozambique
Portugal
Subjects:culture contact
Western culture
African culture
colonists
Portuguese
colonial conquest
history
1600-1699
1700-1799
1800-1899
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/217484
Abstract:Within the context of maritime expansion, transfrontiersmen are defined as people of European descent who permanently settled beyond the limits of Western society. They included traders, hunters, mercenaries, deserters, and social outcast. This paper examines the origin and historical development of one such transfrontier society: the prazeros of the lower Zambezi Valley of Mozambique. It places specific emphasis on both the frontier conditions which affected the process of acculturation and the cultures of the indigenous societies with whom the settler community interacted. The discussion is limited to the period from 1675 to 1850. App., map, notes, tables.
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