Cyril Hromnik

Cyril Hromnik

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Ph.Dr.

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Education
September 1971 - June 1977
Syracuse University
Field of study
  • Eastern and Portuguese Africa, India, Latin America
September 1968 - June 1970
Syracuse University
Field of study
  • Eastern & Portuguese Africa, India
September 1961 - June 1977
Charles University in Prague
Field of study
  • History Portuguese Africa

Publications

Publications (20)
Article
In the 1976 volume of History in Africa D.N. Beach published a brief but very interesting account of his visit to and findings in the Historical Archives of Goa (HAG). The objectives of Beach's visit to the Archives were precisely and rather narrowly delimited by the particular interests of this scholar and his university. He searched for and found...
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The camping ground of the Quena (Otentottu) people at Camissa (known to Europeans as the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Town) was called by them Kai#Haa Mullai, The ‘Great Flat Pastoral Land’. This name survives in the form of Muli Point, but much of the green pasture land has recently been covered by ugly Cape Town Soccer Stadium, which looks like a p...
Book
A collection of articles on Komatiland, Egypt, Dravidians in Africa, Karoo, Kamdeboo, Coetzierskraal, !kwe stone, Indo-Quena stone temples in southern Africa
Article
The cavernous region of modern Slovenia, which gave its name to the science of karstology, is called Karst in Germanic and Kras in Sloven (Slavic) languages, but the meaning of this name is still unknown. This article attempts to find the hidden meaning and finds it not in the sphere of geology but in the realm of the human troglodytes. Their ancie...
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The tripple curved or fully recurved bow is a historical milestone and a significant marker of culture change. The recent controversy over the presence of the triple curved bow in the rock art and its alleged absence from the ethnographic record of southern Africa is shown to be spurious. Excessive zeal and unfounded assumptions rather than new evi...
Article
This paper examines the background of the ancient gold miners of the Eastern Transvaal and Swaziland by making systematic use of oral tradition and the early Indian scriptures, Jātaka stories, and Tamil literature. It traces the roots going back to the early Dravidian seafarers and reflects on their navigation skills and lust for gold in distant la...
Article
Attack, being a tool of politicians, warriors and ideologues, can scarcely be an instrument of respectable scholarship. Fear of new ideas, camouflaged as concern for a 'constituency' of presumed ignoramuses 'beyond the professional... establishment', and derogatory labelling of the originators of new ideas characterize the defenders of orthodoxy at...
Book
The so-called Bantu-speaking Africa of the last 2000 years emerges from the authentic historical records, linguistic evidence and archaeological finds as a byproduct of the interaction between the Indian gold mining, trade and religion enterprise on the continent of Ethiopia (only recently called Africa) with the hired or otherwise engaged (bantu)...
Article
Ancient trade between gold producing southern Africa and gold consuming India shaped the people and the history of the BoPedi country in Mpumalanga and Northern Provinces of South Africa. The culture and religious beliefs of the BaPedi and of the Quena (Hottentots) who lived here before the Bantu-speakers arrived, reflect this history. Stone struct...
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Canarim is a word barely recognized in modern historical literature, yet the people of Goa whom it once designated played a crucial role in Portuguese exploration, penetration, and colonization of that part of South-Eastern and South-Central Africa presently known as Mozambique and Rhodesia. From 1498 the Canarins or Christian Indians from the Esta...

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