History: Conquest and Exploration

  • Ships and Shipping in the North Sea and Atlantic, 1400–1800 book cover

    Ships and Shipping in the North Sea and Atlantic, 1400–1800

    1st Edition

    By Richard W. Unger

    First published in 1997, this collection of articles, two of which hitherto only appeared in Dutch, examines the technical changes in shipbuilding, as well as new practices in shipping and fishing, from the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution. It seeks to show how these changes…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The English American: A New Survey of the West Indies, 1648 book cover

    The English American

    A New Survey of the West Indies, 1648, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Gage

    Edited by A.P Newton

    Published in 1928, this exploration of the accounts of missionary Thomas Gage, edited by A.P.Newton, accounts the arduous journey around the Americas that Thomas Gage took to spread Christian teaching.…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Vincenzo Scamozzi and the Chorography of Early Modern Architecture book cover

    Vincenzo Scamozzi and the Chorography of Early Modern Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Ann Marie Borys

    The first English-language overview of the contributions to Renaissance architectural culture of northern Italian architect Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616), this book introduces Anglophone architects and historians to a little-known figure from a period that is recognized as one of the most…

    Paperback – 2019-11-12
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Beyond the Grand Tour: Northern Metropolises and Early Modern Travel Behaviour book cover

    Beyond the Grand Tour

    Northern Metropolises and Early Modern Travel Behaviour, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rosemary Sweet, Gerrit Verhoeven, Sarah Goldsmith

    Travel in early modern Europe is frequently represented as synonymous with the institution of the Grand Tour, a journey undertaken by elite young males from northern Europe to the centres of the arts and antiquity in Italy. Taking a somewhat different perspective, this volume builds upon recent…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology: Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–62 book cover

    The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology

    Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–62, 1st Edition

    By Angela Scattolin Morecroft

    In 1759 the botanist and scientist Vitaliano Donati led an expedition to Egypt under the patronage of King Carlo Emanuele III of Sardinia, to acquire Egyptian antiquities for the Museum in Turin. Charting his tumultuous expedition, this book reveals how, in spite of his untimely death in 1762,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge

  • China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought book cover

    China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought

    1st Edition

    By Simon Kow

    China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought examines the ideas of China in the works of three major thinkers in the early European Enlightenment of the late seventeenth to early eighteenth centuries: Pierre Bayle, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and the Baron de Montesquieu. Unlike surveys which…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration book cover

    Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration

    1st Edition

    By Fraser MacDonald, Charles W.J. Withers

    Focusing on aspects of the functioning of technology, and by looking at instruments and at instrumental performance, this book addresses the epistemological questions arising from examining the technological bases to geographical exploration and knowledge claims. Questions of geography and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • The Geography of the Ocean: Knowing the ocean as a space book cover

    The Geography of the Ocean

    Knowing the ocean as a space, 1st Edition

    By Anne-Flore Laloë

    Despite the fact that the vast majority of the earth’s surface is made up of oceans, there has been surprisingly little work by geographers which critically examines the ocean-space and our knowledge and perceptions of it. This book employs a broad conceptual and methodological framework to analyse…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • John Herschel's Cape Voyage: Private Science, Public Imagination and the Ambitions of Empire book cover

    John Herschel's Cape Voyage

    Private Science, Public Imagination and the Ambitions of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Steven Ruskin

    In 1833 John Herschel sailed from London to Cape Town, southern Africa, to undertake (at his own expense) an astronomical exploration of the southern heavens, as well as a terrestrial exploration of the area around Cape Town. After his return to England in 1838, and as a result of his voyage, he…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe book cover

    Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe

    1st Edition

    By Claire Jowitt

    Edited by Daniel Carey

    Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe is an interdisciplinary collection of 24 essays which brings together leading international scholarship on Hakluyt and his work. Best known as editor of The Principal Navigations (1589; expanded 1598-1600), Hakluyt was a key figure in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • European Perceptions of Terra Australis book cover

    European Perceptions of Terra Australis

    1st Edition

    By Alfred Hiatt, Christopher Wortham

    Edited by Anne M. Scott

    Terra Australis - the southern land - was one of the most widespread concepts in European geography from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, although the notion of a land mass in the southern seas had been prevalent since classical antiquity. Despite this fact, there has been relatively…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • The Explorer's Roadmap to National-Socialism: Sven Hedin, Geography and the Path to Genocide book cover

    The Explorer's Roadmap to National-Socialism

    Sven Hedin, Geography and the Path to Genocide, 1st Edition

    By Sarah K. Danielsson

    Whilst terms such as Lebensraum are commonly associated with National-Socialist ideology of the 1930s and 40s, ideas of racial living space were in fact generated in the previous decades by an international geographic community of explorers and academics. Focusing on one of the most influential…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

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