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Hakluyt's promise : an Elizabethan's obsession for an English America

Author: Peter C Mancall
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hakluyt's Promise demonstrates [Hakluyt's] prominent role in the establishment of English America as well as his interests in English opportunities in the East Indies. The volume presents nearly fifty illustrations - many unpublished since the sixteenth century - and offers a fresh view of Hakluyt's milieu and the central concerns of the Elizabethan age"--Dust Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Richard Hakluyt; Richard Hakluyt; Richard Hakluyt; Richard Hakluyt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter C Mancall
ISBN: 0300110545 9780300110548 9780300164220 030016422X
OCLC Number: 70676522
Description: 378 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: London, c.1592: Woodson's tusk. --
London, 1568: The visit. --
Oxford, c.1571: Rumors. --
Oxford, 1577: The ice. --
Oxford, c.1580: Passages. --
Paris, 1583: The devouring sea. --
Paris and London, 1584 to 1589: Cabinets and curiosities. --
London, 1590 to 1600: Truth and lies. --
London, 1609: Virginia richly valued. --
Wetheringsett and London, 1614: The Malayan dialogues.
Responsibility: Peter C. Mancall.
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Richard Hakluyt the younger, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, advocated the creation of English colonies in the New World at a time when the advantages of this idea were far from self-evident.  Read more...

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