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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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Richard Hakluyt and his Successors A Volume Issued to Commemorate the Centenary of the Hakluyt Society

Richard Hakluyt and his Successors: A Volume Issued to Commemorate the Centenary of the Hakluyt Society

1st Edition

Edward Lynam
July 28, 2010

Containing: (i) 'Richard Hakluyt, by J. A. Williamson, D.Lit.', (ii) 'Samuel Purchas, by Sir William Foster, C.I.E.' (iii) 'English Collections of Voyages and Travels 1625-1846, by G. R. Crone and R. A. Skelton', (iv) 'The Hakluyt Society. A Retrospect 1846-1946, by Sir William Foster, C.I.E.' [on ...

Sir Francis Drake's West Indian Voyage, 1585-86

Sir Francis Drake's West Indian Voyage, 1585-86

1st Edition

Mary Frear Keeler
July 28, 2010

Significant in the history of Anglo-Spanish relations and of English ventures was Drake's expedition to the West Indies in 1585-86. His raids on Spanish towns on both sides of the Atlantic were aimed not only to gather treasure but to bring a military challenge to the empire of Philip II. The ...

Some Records of Ethiopia, 1593-1646 Being Extracts from The History of High Ethiopia or Abassia by Manoel de Almeida Together with Bahrey's History of the Galla

Some Records of Ethiopia, 1593-1646: Being Extracts from The History of High Ethiopia or Abassia by Manoel de Almeida Together with Bahrey's History of the Galla

1st Edition

G.W.B. Huntingford, C.F. Beckingham
July 28, 2010

The selections from Almeida, translated and edited, describe the country and its people and the journeys of Jesuit missionaries attempting to enter or leave Ethiopia. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1954....

South China in the Sixteenth Century (1550-1575) Being the narratives of Galeote Pereira, Fr. Gaspar da Cruz, O.P. , Fr. Martin de Rada, O.E.S.A., (1550-1575)

South China in the Sixteenth Century (1550-1575): Being the narratives of Galeote Pereira, Fr. Gaspar da Cruz, O.P. , Fr. Martin de Rada, O.E.S.A., (1550-1575)

1st Edition

C.R. Boxer
July 28, 2010

Translations, the first based largely on that in Richard Willes, History of Travayle in the West and East Indies (1577), the second derived from Purchas his Pilgrimes (1624), the third by the editor from three sixteenth-century Spanish versions. With appendices on various matters, including a ...

Spanish Documents concerning English Voyages to the Caribbean 1527-1568 Selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville

Spanish Documents concerning English Voyages to the Caribbean 1527-1568: Selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville

1st Edition

Irene A. Wright
July 28, 2010

In English translation. For further documents, see Second Series 71, 99 and 111. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1929. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce the "Portion of a map by Diego Homem showing Central America ...

Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas, 1609, by Antonio de Morga

Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas, 1609, by Antonio de Morga

1st Edition

J.S. Cummins
December 28, 1970

An account of the history of the Spanish colony in the Philippines during the 16th century. Antonio de Morga was an official of the colonial bureaucracy in Manila and could consequently draw upon much material that would otherwise have been inaccessible. His book, published in 1609, ranges more ...

The Book of Duarte Barbosa, An Account of the Countries bordering on the Indian Ocean and their Inhabitants Written by Duarte Barbosa, and Completed about the year 1518 A.D. Volume I

The Book of Duarte Barbosa, An Account of the Countries bordering on the Indian Ocean and their Inhabitants: Written by Duarte Barbosa, and Completed about the year 1518 A.D. Volume I

1st Edition

Mansel Longworth Dames
July 28, 2010

'Translated from the Portuguese Text First Published in 1812 A.D. by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Lisbon, in Vol. II of its Collection of Documents regarding the History and Geography of the Nations beyond the Seas', edited and annotated. With a translation of chapter 2, the history of Rander, ...

The Book of Duarte Barbosa: An Account of the Countries bordering on the Indian Ocean and their Inhabitants Written by Duarte Barbosa, and Completed about the year 1518 A.D. Volume II

The Book of Duarte Barbosa: An Account of the Countries bordering on the Indian Ocean and their Inhabitants: Written by Duarte Barbosa, and Completed about the year 1518 A.D. Volume II

1st Edition

Mansel Longworth Dames
July 28, 2010

'Translated from the Portuguese Text First Published in 1812 A.D. by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Lisbon, in Vol. II of its Collection of Documents regarding the History and Geography of the Nations beyond the Seas', edited and annotated. Continued from Second Series 44. With translated ...

The Cabot Voyages and Bristol Discovery under Henry VII

The Cabot Voyages and Bristol Discovery under Henry VII

1st Edition

R.A. Skelton, James A. Williamson
July 28, 2010

The voyages of John and Sebastian Cabot and their English contemporaries were made, for the most part, in search of a westward passage to Asia, and they resulted in the revelation of North America. The evidences are printed here, with an indication of their origins. Some are obscure in meaning, ...

The Chronicle of Muntaner Volumes I-II

The Chronicle of Muntaner: Volumes I-II

1st Edition

Lady Goodenough
May 15, 2017

Translated from the Catalan. The text covers 1208-85. Continued to 1328 in Second Series 50 below, with which the main pagination is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1920....

The Desert Route to India, Being the Journals of Four Travellers by the Great Desert Caravan Route between Aleppo and Basra, 1745-1751

The Desert Route to India, Being the Journals of Four Travellers by the Great Desert Caravan Route between Aleppo and Basra, 1745-1751

1st Edition

Douglas Carruthers
July 28, 2010

The journals of William Beawes, Gaylard Roberts, Bartholomew Plaisted, and John Carmichael. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1929....

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