Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe

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Author: Carey, Daniel and Claire Jowitt (editors)

Year: 2012

Publisher: Published for the Hakluyt Society by Ashgate Publishing

Place: Farham, Surrey and Burlington, VT


xxiv+369 pages with maps, 4 color plates, figures and indexes. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original jacket. Hakluyt Society Extra series 49. First edition.

An interdisciplinary collection of twenty-four essays which brings together leading international scholarship on Hakluyt and his work. The essays advance the study of Hakluyt's literary and historical resources, his international connections, and his rhetorical and editorial practice. Contents: Hakluyt's London: Discovery and Overseas Trade by Anthony Payne; From the 'History of Travayle' to the History of Travel Collections: The Rise of an Early modern Genre by Joan-Pau Rubies; A World Seen through Another's Eyes: Hakluyt, Ramusio, and the Narratives of the Navigationi et Viaggi by Margaret Small; Three Tales of the New World: Nation, Religion and Colonialism in Hakluyt, de Bry and Hulsius by Sven Trakulhun; Hakluyt in France by Gregoire Holtz; 'Honour to our Nation' by Matthew Day; Richard Hakluyt and the Visual World of Early Modern Travel Narratives by Peter Mancall; '[T]ouching the state of the Country of Guiana, and whethr it were fit to be planted by the English' by Joyce Lorimer; Richard Hakluyt's Two Indias by Nandini Das; Forming the Captivity of Thomas Saunders by Julia Schleck; Framing 'the English nation' by Colm MacCrossan; 'The strange and wonderfull Discoverie of Russia' by Felicity Stout; 'We (upon peril of my life) shall make the Spaniard ridiculous to all Europe' by Francisco Borge; Balance of Power and Freedom of the Seas by Diego Pirillo; Richard Hakluyt and the Demands of Pietas patriae by David Boruchoff; 'To deduce a colonie' by David Harris Sacks; Hakluyt's Multiple Faiths by Matthew Dimmock; 'His dark materials' by Mary Fuller; 'To pot straight way we goe' by Bernhard Klein; Hakluyt, Purchas and the Romance of Virginia by Daniel Carey; 'Accidentall restraints' by Elizabeth Heale; Hakluyt's Oceans by Steve Mentz; Hakluyt's Legacy by Claire Jowitt; The Legacy of Richard Hakluyt by Roy Bridges.


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