1st Edition

The Broadway Travellers



ISBN 9780415678650
Published December 15, 2004 by Routledge

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Book Description

First published between 1926-1931, with the invaluable addition of introductions and explanatory notes, maps and appendices, this series makes available in English inaccessible texts of travel from around the globe.
'The variety of the Broadway Travellers becomes more remarkable and refreshing with every new addition to the series. It is possible to range from Bristol to Darien, from China to Peru and to pick a Puritan, a Moslem, a Jesuit or a footman for one's guide. The English denounce the Spanish, the Spanish watch the French, and the Portuguese fight the Dutch. The drama of the three great centuries of discovery - the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth - are revealed by the shrewdest of observers' - The New Statesman.

Table of Contents

1. An Account of Tibet
2. Akbar and Jesuits
3. Commentaries of Ruy Freyre de Andrada
4. Diary of Henry Teonge
5. Discovery & Conquest of Mexico
6. Don Juan
7. Embassy to Tamerlaine
8. English-American
9. First Englishmen in India
10. Five Letters
11. Jahangir and the Jesuits
12. Jewish Travellers
13. Memoirs of an 18th Century Footman
14. Memorable Description of the East Indian Voyage
15. Nova Francia
16. Sir Anthony Sherley and his Persian Adventure
17. Travels and Adventures
18. Travels in Asia and Africa
19. Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneo
20. Travels into Persia
21. Travels in Tartary Thibet and China (vol 1)
22. Travels in Tartary Thibet and China (vol 2)
23. Travels into Spain
24. Travels of an Alchemist
25. Travels of Marco Polo
26. The True History of Hans Staden

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'The variety of the Broadway Travellers becomes more remarkable and refreshing with every new addition to the series. It is possible to range from Bristol to Darien, from China to Peru and to pick a Puritan, a Moslem, a Jesuit or a footman for one's guide. The English denounce the Spanish, the Spanish watch the French, and the Portuguese fight the Dutch. The drama of the three great centuries of discovery - the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth - are revealed by the shrewdest of observers' - The New Statesman