Terminologia odnosząca się do systemu politycznego Wolofów w Le navigazioni di Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto e Pietro di Sintra (c. 1465) autorstwa Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto

Rafał Smoleń

Abstrakt

Terminology of the political system of the Wolof people in Le navigazioni di Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto e Pietro di Sintra (c. 1465) by Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto

The paper deals with Le navigazioni di Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto e Pietro di Sintra, an account written circa 1465 by Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto, a young Venetian merchant in the service of Henry the Navigator, describing his two voyages to the region of Senegambia taken in 1454 and 1455. The aim of the paper is to analyse the terminology used by Ca’ da Mosto to describe the political system of the Wolof people as well as the factors that influenced his decisions in this regard. In this context, special attention will be paid to those fragments of the account which deal with the connection between the ruler and the state, the relationships of dependency between the Wolof countries as well as the socio-economic conditions in these countries.

Słowa kluczowe: Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto, Wolof people, political terminology, Wolofowie, terminologia polityczna

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