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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 Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622 Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen São Thomé (1589), Santo Alberto (1593), São João Baptista (1622) and the journeys of the survivors in South East Africa

The Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622: Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen São Thomé (1589), Santo Alberto (1593), São João Baptista (1622) and the journeys of the survivors in South East Africa

1st Edition

Edited By C.R. Boxer
July 28, 2010

Edited from the original Portuguese and translated. The narratives by Diogo do Couto, João Baptista Lavanha and Francisco Vaz d'Almada, translated from the original editions of accounts which were subsequently included in the 'História Trágico-Marítima' edited by Bernardo Gomes de Brito at Lisbon ...

The Travels and Controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete, 1616-1686 Volume I

The Travels and Controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete, 1616-1686: Volume I

1st Edition

Edited By J.S. Cummins
May 15, 2017

Friar Domingo Navarrete, A Dominican missionary, travelled round the world and spent the best part of his life (1658-69) in China, where he became a determined opponent of the evangelical methods of the 'Jesuit mandarins'. This edition of his travels is based on all his writings, published and ...

The Travels of Ibn Battuta Volume V: Index

The Travels of Ibn Battuta: Volume V: Index

1st Edition

Edited By A.D.H. Bivar
October 28, 2000

Almost everything that is known of the life and personality of Ibn Battuta is derived from his own narrative of his travels. So wrote H. A. R. Gibb in his Foreword in 1957 at the start of this Hakluyt Society project. Now over forty years later, the completion has been achieved by the publication ...

The Travels of Ibn Battuta, A.D. 1325-1354 Volume III

The Travels of Ibn Battuta, A.D. 1325-1354: Volume III

1st Edition

Edited By H. A. R. Gibb
May 15, 2017

Ibn Battuta was born in Tangier in 1304. Between 1324 and 1354 he journeyed through North Africa and Asia Minor and as far as China. On a separate voyage he crossed the Sahara to the Muslim lands of West Africa. His journeys are estimated to have covered over 75,000 miles and he is the only ...

The Travels of Ibn Battuta, AD 1325–1354 Volumes I - V

The Travels of Ibn Battuta, AD 1325–1354: Volumes I - V

1st Edition

By H.A.R. Gibb, C.F. Beckingham
January 31, 1999

This volume completes the translation of Ibn Battuta's narrative. Volume III ended with Ibn Battuta's appointment by the Sultan of Delhi to accompany an embassy to China. In Volume IV he describes his journey to the coast where he embarked near Cambay and sailed to Calicut. Here the ships which ...

The Travels of John Sanderson in the Levant,1584-1602 With his Autobiography and Selections from his Correspondence

The Travels of John Sanderson in the Levant,1584-1602: With his Autobiography and Selections from his Correspondence

1st Edition

Edited By Sir William Foster
July 28, 2010

This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1931....

The Travels of Leo of Rozmital through Germany, Flanders, England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy 1465-1467

The Travels of Leo of Rozmital through Germany, Flanders, England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy 1465-1467

1st Edition

Edited By Malcolm Letts
July 28, 2010

Translated and edited from the German account by Gabriel Tetzel, with supplementary passages from the Latin versions (printed in 1577, 1843 and 1951) of the lost account in Czech by Václav Sasek, both having been Rozmital's companions. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume...

The Travels of Pedro Teixeira; with his 'Kings of Harmuz', and Extracts from his 'Kings of Persia'

The Travels of Pedro Teixeira; with his 'Kings of Harmuz', and Extracts from his 'Kings of Persia'

1st Edition

By Donald Ferguson, William F. Sinclair
July 28, 2010

Translated and Annotated by William F. Sinclair, Bombay Civil Service (Retd.), with Further Notes and an Introduction by Donald Ferguson. The main text is a translation of: Relaciones de Pedro Teixeira d'el origen descendencia y svccession de los reyes de Persia, y de Harmuz, y de vn viage hecho ...

The Travels of Peter Mundy, in Europe and Asia, 1608-1667 Volumes I-V

The Travels of Peter Mundy, in Europe and Asia, 1608-1667: Volumes I-V

1st Edition

Edited By Lt. Col. Sir Richard Carnac Temple
May 15, 2017

From the Rawlinson MS. A. 315 in the Bodleian Library, with facsimile of original t.-p.: Itinerarium mundi, that is A memoriall or sundry relations of certain voiages,journeies ettc. ... By: Peter Mundy. With an appendix of extracts from the writings of seventeenth-century travellers to the Levant...

The Travels of the Abbé Carré in India and the Near East, 1672 to 1674 Volume I. From France through Syria, Iraq and the Persian Gulf to Surat, Goa, and Bijapur, with an account of his grave illness

The Travels of the Abbé Carré in India and the Near East, 1672 to 1674: Volume I. From France through Syria, Iraq and the Persian Gulf to Surat, Goa, and Bijapur, with an account of his grave illness

1st Edition

By Sir Richard Burn, Sir Charles Fawcett
July 28, 2010

Translated from the manuscript journal of his travels in the India Office by Lady Fawcett, and edited by Sir Charles Fawcett with the assistance of Sir Richard Burn. The main pagination of this and the two following volumes (Second Series 96 and 97) is continuous, but each has its own Introduction....

The Troublesome Voyage of Captain Edward Fenton, 1582-1583

The Troublesome Voyage of Captain Edward Fenton, 1582-1583

1st Edition

Edited By E.G.R. Taylor
July 28, 2010

Transcripts of certain surviving records of the voyage for Cathay sponsored by the Privy Council and intended to establish the first English trading base in the Far East. Includes Fenton's own sea journal and extracts from the official narrative of Richard Madox, for which see also Second Series ...

The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas, 1819-1821 Translated from the Russian Volume I

The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas, 1819-1821: Translated from the Russian Volume I

1st Edition

Edited By Frank Debenham
May 15, 2017

Various translators, especially Edward Bullough and N. Volkov. The pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 92) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1945. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to ...

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