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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 Purchas Handbook Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas, 1577–1626, Volume I

The Purchas Handbook: Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas, 1577–1626, Volume I

1st Edition

L.E. Pennington
December 28, 1996

The Purchas Handbook follows the model of the Society's earlier Hakluyt Handbook in providing a reference guide to the works of the Reverend Samuel Purchas (1577-1626) and a critical evaluation of his achievements as collector, editor, and author of travel literature. The Handbook attempts to ...

The Purchas Handbook Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas, 1577–1626, Volume II

The Purchas Handbook: Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas, 1577–1626, Volume II

1st Edition

L.E. Pennington
December 28, 1996

The Purchas Handbook follows the model of the Society's earlier Hakluyt Handbook in providing a reference guide to the works of the Reverend Samuel Purchas (1577-1626) and a critical evaluation of his achievements as collector, editor, and author of travel literature. The Handbook attempts to ...

Barbot on Guinea Volume I

Barbot on Guinea: Volume I

1st Edition

Adam Jones, P.E.H. Hair
December 28, 1991

Jean Barbot, who served as a commercial agent on French slave-trading voyages to West Africa in 1678-9 and 1681-2, in 1683 began an account of the Guinea coast, based partly on his voyage journals (only one of which is extant) and partly on previous printed sources. The work was interrupted by his ...

Barbot on Guinea Volume II

Barbot on Guinea: Volume II

1st Edition

Adam Jones, P.E.H. Hair
December 28, 1991

Jean Barbot, who served as a commercial agent on French slave-trading voyages to West Africa in 1678-9 and 1681-2, in 1683 began an account of the Guinea coast, based partly on his voyage journals (only one of which is extant) and partly on previous printed sources. The work was interrupted by his ...

The Journal of Rochfort Maguire, 1852–1854 Two Years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in Search for Sir John Franklin Volume I

The Journal of Rochfort Maguire, 1852–1854: Two Years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in Search for Sir John Franklin Volume I

1st Edition

John Bockstoce
December 28, 1987

In 1845 Sir John Franklin's expedition left England, searching for a northwest passage, and vanished into the Arctic forever. Three years later HMS Plover's was the first departure of 21 expeditions searching for Franklin. Although most of the analyses of the Franklin Search have focused on the ...

The Journal of Rochfort Maguire, 1852–1854 Two Years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in Search for Sir John Franklin Volume II

The Journal of Rochfort Maguire, 1852–1854: Two Years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in Search for Sir John Franklin Volume II

1st Edition

John Bockstoce
December 28, 1987

In 1845 Sir John Franklin's expedition left England, searching for a northwest passage, and vanished into the Arctic forever. Three years later HMS Plover's was the first departure of 21 expeditions searching for Franklin. Although most of the analyses of the Franklin Search have focused on the ...

The Voyage of George Vancouver, 1791–1795 Volume 4

The Voyage of George Vancouver, 1791–1795: Volume 4

1st Edition

W. Kaye Lamb
November 28, 1984

Four of the greatest maritime exploring expeditions were crammed into two decades late in the 18th century - Cook's third voyage, the French expedition commanded by La Pérouse, the Malaspina expedition sent out by Spain, and George Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery. All four visited the northwest ...

The Voyage of George Vancouver, 1791–1795 Volumes I–IV

The Voyage of George Vancouver, 1791–1795: Volumes I–IV

1st Edition

W. Kaye Lamb
November 28, 1984

Four of the greatest maritime exploring expeditions were crammed into two decades late in the 18th century - Cook's third voyage, the French expedition commanded by La Pérouse, the Malaspina expedition sent out by Spain, and George Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery. All four visited the northwest ...

The Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis through Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries, France and Italy, 1517–8

The Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis through Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries, France and Italy, 1517–8

1st Edition

J.R. Hale
December 28, 1978

In May 1517, Luigi of Aragon, one of the most wealthy, cultivated and well-connected of Italian cardinals, left Italy for a leisurely tour through Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries and France, which lasted until January 1518. Too grand to keep a record of his own movements, he was well-served...

Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605 Volume I

Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605: Volume I

1st Edition

W.E.D. Allen
December 28, 1970

By the early 16th century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empires ...

Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605 Volume II

Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605: Volume II

1st Edition

W.E.D. Allen
December 28, 1970

By the early 16th century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empires ...

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