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Routledge is pleased to be the publisher for the Hakluyt Society.

The Hakluyt Society has for its object the advancement of knowledge and education, particularly in relation to the understanding of world history. The society publishes scholarly editions of primary sources on the 'Voyages and Travels' undertaken by individuals from many parts of the globe. These address the geography, ethnology and natural history of the regions visited, covering all continents and every period over the last two thousand years. Such texts, many previously available only in manuscript or in unedited publications in languages other than English, are the essential records of the stages of inter-continental and inter-cultural encounter.

Established in 1846, the Society has to date published over 350 volumes. All editions are in English. Although a substantial number of the Society's past editions relate to British ventures, with documentary sources in English, the majority concern non-British enterprises and are based on texts in languages other than English. Material originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or Dutch has regularly appeared, material in Russian, Greek, Latin, Ethiopic, Chinese, Persian or Arabic occasionally.

All editions contain an introduction and scholarly annotation, giving both the general reader and the student a degree of assistance in understanding the material and providing guidance on the relevance of the episodes described, within the context of global development and world history. Volumes are often generously furnished with maps and contemporary illustrations.

Information about the Society may be obtained from the Administrative Assistant at the following address:

Hakluyt Society, c/o Map Library, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DG, UK

Email: [email protected]

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Divers Voyages touching the Discovery of America and the Islands adjacent Collected and published by Richard Hakluyt, Prebendary of Bristol, in the Year 1582

Divers Voyages touching the Discovery of America and the Islands adjacent: Collected and published by Richard Hakluyt, Prebendary of Bristol, in the Year 1582

1st Edition

Edited By John Winter Jones
July 28, 2010

This volume contains the original printed text, with notes and an introduction. The edition is described as prepared 'for the subscribers of 1849' and as the third volume of 1849 in the report in the next volume. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1850....

Early Voyages and Travels in the Levant I.- The Diary of Master Thomas Dallam, 1599-1600. II.- Extracts from the Diaries of Dr John Covel, 1670-1679. With Some Account of the Levant Company of Turkey merchants

Early Voyages and Travels in the Levant: I.- The Diary of Master Thomas Dallam, 1599-1600. II.- Extracts from the Diaries of Dr John Covel, 1670-1679. With Some Account of the Levant Company of Turkey merchants

1st Edition

Edited By James Theodore Bent
August 28, 2010

The supplementary material consists of the 1892 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1893 (1892)....

Early Voyages and Travels to Russia and Persia by Anthony Jenkinson and other Englishmen With some Account of the First Intercourse of the English with Russia and Central Asia by Way of the Caspian Sea

Early Voyages and Travels to Russia and Persia by Anthony Jenkinson and other Englishmen: With some Account of the First Intercourse of the English with Russia and Central Asia by Way of the Caspian Sea

1st Edition

By Charles Henry Coote, Edward Delmar Morgan
May 15, 2017

Edited from the manuscript writings of Jenkinson and other agents of the Muscovy Company in the second half of the sixteenth century, and including correspondence between Elizabeth I and Ivan IV, and reports to Cecil and the Council. Continued in First Series 73, with continuous pagination. This ...

Expeditions into the Valley of the Amazons, 1539, 1540, 1639

Expeditions into the Valley of the Amazons, 1539, 1540, 1639

1st Edition

Edited By Clements R. Markham
July 28, 2010

Includes the following accounts: Expedition of Gonzalo Pizarro to the land of Cinnamon, A.D. 1539-42, translated from the 2d pt. of Garcilasso Inca de la Vega's 'Royal commentaries of Peru'; The voyage of Francisco de Orellana down the river of the Amazons, A.D. 1540-1, translated from the sixth ...

First Part of the Royal Commentaries of the Yncas by the Ynca Garcillasso de la Vega Volume I (Containing Books I, II, III, and IV)

First Part of the Royal Commentaries of the Yncas by the Ynca Garcillasso de la Vega: Volume I (Containing Books I, II, III, and IV)

1st Edition

Edited By Clements R. Markham
May 15, 2017

Translated and Edited, with Notes and an Introduction, From the 1609 Lisbon edition. Continued in First Series 45. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1869....

Henry Hudson the Navigator The Original Documents in which his Career is Recorded

Henry Hudson the Navigator: The Original Documents in which his Career is Recorded

1st Edition

Edited By G.M. Asher
July 28, 2010

'Collected, partly Translated, and Annotated, with an Introduction'. The supplementary material includes the 1860 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1860....

History of the Imams and Seyyids of 'Oman by Salil-ibn-Razik, from A.D. 661-1856

History of the Imams and Seyyids of 'Oman by Salil-ibn-Razik, from A.D. 661-1856

1st Edition

Edited By George Percy Badger
July 28, 2010

Translated from the Original Arabic and Edited, with Notes, Appendices, and an Introduction, continuing the History down to 1870. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1871....

History of the two Tartar Conquerors of China, including the two Journeys into Tartary of Father Ferdinand Verbiest in the Suite of the Emperor Kang-hi From the French of Père Pierre Joseph d'Orléans, of the Company of Jesus. To which is added Father Pereira's Journey into Tartary in the Suite of the same Emperor, From the Dutch of Nicholaas Witsen

History of the two Tartar Conquerors of China, including the two Journeys into Tartary of Father Ferdinand Verbiest in the Suite of the Emperor Kang-hi: From the French of Père Pierre Joseph d'Orléans, of the Company of Jesus. To which is added Father Pereira's Journey into Tartary in the Suite of the same Emperor, From the Dutch of Nicholaas Witsen

1st Edition

By R.H. Major, The Earl of Ellesmere
July 28, 2010

The first part is translated from the 1688, Paris, edition; the narrative of Father Pereira's journey and the text of two letters by Father Verbiest are from the 1692, Amsterdam, edition. The supplementary material consists of the 1854 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition...

India in the Fifteenth Century Being a Collection of Narratives of Voyages to India in the Century preceding the Portuguese Discovery of the Cape of Good Hope; from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian Sources, now first Translated into English

India in the Fifteenth Century: Being a Collection of Narratives of Voyages to India in the Century preceding the Portuguese Discovery of the Cape of Good Hope; from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian Sources, now first Translated into English

1st Edition

Edited By R.H. Major
July 28, 2010

The volume contains the following accounts, edited, with an introduction: Narrative of the voyage of Abd-er-Razzak, Ambassador from Shah Rukh, A.H. 845, A.D. 1442.; The travels of Nicolò Conti in the East in the early part of the fifteenth century; The travels of Athanasius Nikitin, a native of ...

Kosma Aiguptiou Monachou Christianike Topographia - The Christian Topography of Cosmas, an Egyptian Monk

Kosma Aiguptiou Monachou Christianike Topographia - The Christian Topography of Cosmas, an Egyptian Monk

1st Edition

Edited By John W. McCrindle
July 28, 2010

Translated from the Greek, and Edited, with Notes and Introduction. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1897....

Memorials of the Empire of Japon in the XVI and XVII Centuries

Memorials of the Empire of Japon in the XVI and XVII Centuries

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Edited By Thomas Rundall
July 28, 2010

The volume includes documents, including a description of Japan in the sixteenth century from Harleian mss. 6249, and the letters of William Adams, 1611-17, edited and annotated, and a summary of a narrative by His Excellancy Don Rodrigo de Vivero y Velasco of his residence in the empire, 1608-1610...

Mirabilia Descripta, The Wonders of the East, by Friar Jordanus Of the Order of Preachers and Bishop of Columbum in India the Greater, (circa 1330)

Mirabilia Descripta, The Wonders of the East, by Friar Jordanus: Of the Order of Preachers and Bishop of Columbum in India the Greater, (circa 1330)

1st Edition

Edited By Henry Yule
July 28, 2010

Translated from the Latin Original, as published at Paris in 1839, in the Recueil de Voyages et de mémoires, of the Society of Geography, with the Addition of a Commentary'. The supplementary material includes the 1863 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume ...

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