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Amazons, savages, and machiavels : travel and colonial writing in English, 1550-1630 : an anthology

Author: Andrew Hadfield
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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This anthology of travel and colonial writing in the English Renaissance is selected to represent the world-picture of 16th- and 17th-century readers in England. The extracts are grouped  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Literary collections
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hadfield
ISBN: 0198711875 9780198711872 0198711867 9780198711865
OCLC Number: 46641905
Description: xiii, 321 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Richard Eden, The Decades of the Newe Worlde, or West India (1555), 'the preface to the reader' --
Roger Ascham, The Scholemaster (1570) --
Richard Hakluyt the younger, prefatory material to The Principall Navigations (1589, 1598) --
Thomas Coryat, prefatory material to Coryats Crudities (1611) --
Francis Bacon, 'of travel' (1612) --
Samuel Purchas, Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes (1625), 'epistle to the reader' --
Sir Robert Dallington, The View of France (1604) --
Thomas Coryat, Coryats Crudities (1611), observations of Venice, Germany, and Switzerland --
Sir Charles Somerset, Travel Diary (1611-12), observations of Paris and Florence --
Fynes Moryson, An Itinerary (1617), observations of Italy and Ireland. Sir Henry Wotton, letter to James I from Venice (1618) --
William Lithgow, The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures (1632), account of his imprisonment in Spain --
'Voyage made by M. John Hawkins ... to the coast of Guinea, and the Indies of Nova Hispania' (1564) --
Giles Fletcher, 'the description of the countrey of Russia' (1588) --
John Leo (Africanus), The History and Description of Africa, trans. John Pory (1600), comments on North Africans --
George Sandys, A Relation of a Journey Begun ... 1610 (1615), observations of the Egyptians and the Jews --
Fynes Moryson, An Itinerary (1617), observations of the Ottoman Empire --
William Lithgow, The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures (1632), 'comments upon Jerusalem' --
Francis Petty, 'the admiral and prosperous voyage of Thomas Cavendish into the South Sea, and from thence around about the circumference of the whole earth' (1586-8), observations of the South Sea islanders --
'Letter of Father Diego De Pantoia ... written [from] the court of the king of China' (9 March 1602) --
Sir Henry Middleton, Two Accounts of his Voyage to the Moluccas (1604-6) --
Two accounts of Japan : Arthur Hatch (1623) and John Saris (1613) --
Travels of Peter Mundy in Asia (1628-34), observations of India. Richard Eden, The Decades of the Newe Worlde, or West India (1555), three descriptions of American natives --
Bartolomé de Las Casas, A briefe narration of the destruction of the Indies by the Spaniards, trans. M.M.S. (1583) --
Sir George Peckham, 'a true report of the late discoveries ... of the Newfound Lands' (1583) --
Thomas Harriot, A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1588, 1590) --
Sir Walter Raleigh, The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana (1596) --
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 'of the canniballes' (1580), trans. John Florio (1603) --
William Strachey, The Historie of Travell into Virginia Britania (1612) --
Captain John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles (1624), the story of Pocahontas.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Hadfield.
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