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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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The War of Quito, by Pedro de Cieza de León, and Inca Documents

The War of Quito, by Pedro de Cieza de León, and Inca Documents

1st Edition

Edited By Sir Clements R. Markham
July 28, 2010

Book III (1543-44) of Cieza's 'Civil Wars of Peru', translated and edited. The additional documents continue the narrative to c. 1568. For other sections of the same source, in volumes variously titled, see Second Series 42 and 54. Contents: Contents: Introductory note.-The war of Quito / Pedro ...

To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey The Journal of Lieutenant George Peard of HMS Blossom, 1825–1828

To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey: The Journal of Lieutenant George Peard of HMS Blossom, 1825–1828

1st Edition

Edited By Barry M. Gough
December 28, 1972

The importance of the Northwest Passage in the history of European and especially British expansion is well known. In the 40-year interlude of peace between Waterloo and the Crimean War, Britain could direct, with ease, a small portion of her fleet to polar discovery, and, by doing so, keep her ...

Travels of Fray Sebastien Manrique 1629-1643 A Translation of the Itinerario de las Missiones Orientales. Volume I: Arakan

Travels of Fray Sebastien Manrique 1629-1643: A Translation of the Itinerario de las Missiones Orientales. Volume I: Arakan

1st Edition

By H. Hosten, C. Eckford Luard
July 28, 2010

Continued in Second Series 61. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1927....

Yermak’s Campaign in Siberia A selection of documents translated from the Russian by Tatiana Minorsky and David Wileman

Yermak’s Campaign in Siberia: A selection of documents translated from the Russian by Tatiana Minorsky and David Wileman

1st Edition

By Terence Armstrong
December 28, 1974

The Russian conquest of Siberia was an event of which the consequences have only slowly become apparent. Already great, they may come to dominate much of our world; with today’s technology, a resource base of this size and richness confers immense power on the owner. The conquest was a gradual ...

The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775 Volume IV

The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772–1775: Volume IV

1st Edition

Edited By Michael E. Hoare
December 28, 1981

This presents the previously unpublished journal of the principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage. The main pagination of this volume and the three previous volumes in the set (Second series 152-154) is continuous. Overshadowed for nearly two hundred years in European scholarship by the ...

The Jamestown Voyages under the First Charter, 1606-1609 Volume I-II: Documents relating to the Foundation of Jamestown and the History of the Jamestown Colony up to the Departure of Captain John Smith, last President of the Council in Virginia under the First Charter, early in October, 1609

The Jamestown Voyages under the First Charter, 1606-1609: Volume I-II: Documents relating to the Foundation of Jamestown and the History of the Jamestown Colony up to the Departure of Captain John Smith, last President of the Council in Virginia under the First Charter, early in October, 1609

1st Edition

By Philip L. Barbour
April 28, 2011

In December 1606, 120 emigrants left London in three small vessels. They landed nearly five months later in Virginia and founded a settlement which they called Jamestown. Thus the first permanent English colony was established in America. During the first few years, the colony was beset by extreme ...

The Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt Volumes I-III

The Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt: Volumes I-III

1st Edition

By M. Aurousseau
April 28, 2011

Ludwig Leichhardt is chiefly known as the most important of the scientific explorers of Australia. His lively but detailed letters provide a narrative of his life from his student days in the mid-1830s until 1848 when he disappeared in the Australian interior. Leichhardt's main interest was natural...

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769 Volumes I-II

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769: Volumes I-II

1st Edition

By Helen Wallis
October 28, 2010

Volume I: Derived from the abstract retained by Philip Carteret after his voyage and the journal he compiled from it and other papers in about 1773. Based on Carteret's MS. journals and letters in the Dixson Library, Public Library of New South Wales, supplemented by documents from English and ...

Europeans in West Africa, 1540-1560 Volume I-II: Documents to illustrate the nature and scope of Portuguese enterprise in West Africa, the abortive attempt of Castilians to create an empire there, and the early English voyages to Barbary and Guinea

Europeans in West Africa, 1540-1560: Volume I-II: Documents to illustrate the nature and scope of Portuguese enterprise in West Africa, the abortive attempt of Castilians to create an empire there, and the early English voyages to Barbary and Guinea

1st Edition

By John William Blake
October 28, 2010

Volume I: Texts dealing with Portuguese and Castilian enterprise, translated into English and edited. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in 1942. Volume II: This volume contains documents relating to early English voyages to West Africa. The main ...

La Austrialia del Espíritu Santo Volume I-II: The Journal of Fray Martin de Munilla O.F.M. and other documents relating to The Voyage of Pedro Fernández de Quirós to the South Sea (1605-1606) and the Franciscan missionary plan (1617-1627)

La Austrialia del Espíritu Santo: Volume I-II: The Journal of Fray Martin de Munilla O.F.M. and other documents relating to The Voyage of Pedro Fernández de Quirós to the South Sea (1605-1606) and the Franciscan missionary plan (1617-1627)

1st Edition

By Celsus Kelly O.F.M, G. R. Parsonson
October 28, 2010

Pedro Fernández de Quirós was a remarkable navigator and explorer. Having sailed in 1595 as chief pilot in the ill-fated Spanish expedition to the Solomon Islands, he returned to the 'Austral Lands' - the area of the New Hebrides - in 1605 with another expedition, which is the subject of this ...

Missions to the Niger Volumes I-IV

Missions to the Niger: Volumes I-IV

1st Edition

By E.W. Bovill
October 28, 2010

Volume I: With Laing's letters are included his 'Cursory remarks on the course and termination of the great river Niger', his 'Notes on Gadamis', his only surviving letter to his wife, and the newspaper report of his death. First published: 1964. Volume II: This and the following volumes ...

Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches Volumes I-II

Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches: Volumes I-II

1st Edition

By C.A. Harris, J.A.J. de Villiers
October 28, 2010

Extracts from despatches by Laurens Storm van 's Gravesande to the directors of the Zeeland Chamber of the Dutch West India Company, 1738-72, selected to illustrate the rise and expansion of the colony, with a detailed introduction. Volume I ends with the despatch dated 15 March 1760. Volume II ...

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