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Hakluyt Society, Second Series


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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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Civil Wars in Peru, The war of Las Salinas, by Pedro de Cieza de León

Civil Wars in Peru, The war of Las Salinas, by Pedro de Cieza de León

1st Edition

Sir Clements Markham
July 28, 2010

Book I of Cieza's chronicle, translated, with an introduction. For other sections of the same source, in volumes variously titled, see Second Series 31 and 42. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1923....

Civil Wars of Peru, by Pedro de Cieza de León (Part IV, Book II): The War of Chupas

Civil Wars of Peru, by Pedro de Cieza de León (Part IV, Book II): The War of Chupas

1st Edition

Sir Clements R. Markham
July 28, 2010

This forms part of the original Book II of Cieza's 'Civil Wars of Peru', translated and edited. For other sections of the same source, in volumes variously titled, see Second Series 31 and 54. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1918....

Colonising Expeditions to the West Indies and Guiana, 1623-1667

Colonising Expeditions to the West Indies and Guiana, 1623-1667

1st Edition

V.T. Harlow
July 28, 2010

Journals, narratives, and descriptions relating to British colonization in the islands of St Christopher, Nevis, Barbados, Tobago and Trinidad, and in Guiana, the voyage of Sir Henry Coltand, and to Admiral de Ruyter's raid in the West Indies, 1664-5. This is a new print-on-demand hardback ...

Documents concerning English Voyages to the Spanish Main, 1569-1580 I .Spanish Documents selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville; II. English Accounts, Sir Francis Drake revived, and Others Reprinted

Documents concerning English Voyages to the Spanish Main, 1569-1580: I .Spanish Documents selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville; II. English Accounts, Sir Francis Drake revived, and Others Reprinted

1st Edition

Irene A. Wright
July 28, 2010

In English translation. For further documents, see Second Series 62, 99 and 111. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1932....

Early Dutch and English Voyages to Spitsbergen in the Seventeenth Century Including Hessel Gerritsz. 'Histoire du pays nommé Spitsberghe,' 1613 and Jacob Segersz. van der Brugge 'Journael of dagh register,' Amsterdam, 1634

Early Dutch and English Voyages to Spitsbergen in the Seventeenth Century: Including Hessel Gerritsz. 'Histoire du pays nommé Spitsberghe,' 1613 and Jacob Segersz. van der Brugge 'Journael of dagh register,' Amsterdam, 1634

1st Edition

Basil H. Soulsby, J.A.J. de Villiers, Sir W. Martin Conway
July 28, 2010

'Early Dutch and English Voyages' translated into English, for the first time, by Basil H. Soulsby, F.S.A., of the British Museum; Segersz's text translated into English, for the first time, by J. A. J. de Villiers, of the British Museum. Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Sir W. Martin Conway...

Early Spanish Voyages to the Strait of Magellan

Early Spanish Voyages to the Strait of Magellan

1st Edition

Sir Clements Markham
July 28, 2010

Narratives, translated and edited, with a preface, introduction and notes, of the second voyage through the strait, commanded by the Comendador Loaysa and Sebastián del Cano, 1524-6, the third voyage, under the command of Simón de Alcazaba, 1534-5, and the reconnaissance by Bartolomé and Gonzalo ...

English Privateering Voyages to the West Indies, 1588-1595 Documents relating to English voyages to the West Indies, from the defeat of the Armada to the last voyage of Sir Francis Drake, including Spanish documents contributed by Irene A. Wright

English Privateering Voyages to the West Indies, 1588-1595: Documents relating to English voyages to the West Indies, from the defeat of the Armada to the last voyage of Sir Francis Drake, including Spanish documents contributed by Irene A. Wright

1st Edition

Kenneth R. Andrews
July 28, 2010

Documents, some summarized entirely or in part, relating to twenty-five voyages, drawn mainly from the records of the High Court of Admiralty, with selections from narratives printed by Hakluyt and from a quantity of translations by I.A. Wright of originals (1593-5) in the Archivo General de Indias...

Esmeraldo de situ orbis, by Duarte Pacheco Pereira

Esmeraldo de situ orbis, by Duarte Pacheco Pereira

1st Edition

George H.T. Kimble
July 28, 2010

The translation and edition of a Portuguese account of the coasts of Africa and their discovery, written c.1505-1508. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1937....

Europeans in West Africa, 1540-1560 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: 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

John William Blake
May 15, 2017

Texts dealing with Portuguese and Castilian enterprise, translated into English and edited. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 87) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1942....

Francis Mortoft: his Book, Being his Travels through France and Italy 1658-1659

Francis Mortoft: his Book, Being his Travels through France and Italy 1658-1659

1st Edition

Malcolm Letts
July 28, 2010

This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1925....

François Valentijn’s Description of Ceylon (Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien, 1726)

François Valentijn’s Description of Ceylon: (Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien, 1726)

1st Edition

S. Arasaratnam
December 28, 1977

François Valentijn's Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien (Old and New East Indies) has for long been regarded as a primary source of information on a number of regions of maritime Asia. It is a veritable encyclopaedia, bringing together an array of facts, trivial and vital, from a wide range of contemporary ...

Further English Voyages to Spanish America, 1583-1594 Documents from the Archives of the Indies at Seville illustrating English Voyages to the Caribbean, the Spanish Main, Florida, and Virginia

Further English Voyages to Spanish America, 1583-1594: Documents from the Archives of the Indies at Seville illustrating English Voyages to the Caribbean, the Spanish Main, Florida, and Virginia

1st Edition

Irene A. Wright
July 28, 2010

Translated and edited. For other selections, see Second Series 62, 71, 111. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1951....

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