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  • The Diaries of Lorenzo Warriner Pease, 1834-1839

    An American Missionary in Cyprus and his Travels in the Holy Land, Asia Minor and Greece

    Edited by Rita C. Severis

    This title was first published in 2003. Lorenzo Warriner Pease was sent as an American missionary to Cyprus, arriving there on 25 November 1834; he died in August 1839. His eleven manuscript diaries, now preserved in the Union Theological Seminary in New York, cover his journey to Cyprus, his time…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800

    A Book of Texts

    By Peter Dear

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200–1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-18 

  • Empires of Knowledge

    Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World

    Edited by Paula Findlen

    Empires of Knowledge engages with the ongoing conversation among historians of science and medicine, what is a scientific network, how does it form and what work does it do in making knowledge? Building on over two decades of work on the republic of letters and long-distance networks this…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Travel Writing

    Edited by Tim Youngs, Alasdair Pettinger

    Designed to offer a state-of-the-art introduction to established and emerging patterns of research, The Ashgate Research Companion to Travel Writing takes an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and to travel texts themselves. The volume adopts a thematic approach, with each contributor…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 

  • Welsh Quaker Emigrants and Colonial Pennsylvania

    Transatlantic Connections

    By Richard C. Allen

    Exploring the emigration to colonial Pennsylvania of Welsh members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), this book appraises their experiences during a period of unparalleled change. It begins by exploring why Welsh Quakers left their homes and families for an unknown future, thousands of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 

  • Early Encounters between East Asia and Europe

    Telling Failures

    Edited by Ralf Hertel, Michael Keevak

    While inquiries into early encounters between East Asia and the West have traditionally focused on successful interactions, this collection inquires into the many forms of failure, experienced on all sides, in the period before 1850. Countering a tendency in scholarship to overlook unsuccessful…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • Spanish Society, 1348–1700

    2nd Edition

    By Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Beginning with the Black Death in 1348 and extending through to the demise of Habsburg rule in 1700, this second edition of Spanish Society, 1348–1700 has been expanded to provide a wide and compelling exploration of Spain’s transition from the Middle Ages to modernity. Each chapter builds on the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06

  • Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe

    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

  • European Perceptions of Terra Australis

    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

  • The Explorer's Roadmap to National-Socialism

    Sven Hedin, Geography and the Path to Genocide

    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

  • Western Visions of the Far East in a Transpacific Age, 1522–1657

    Edited by Christina H. Lee

    Bringing to bear the latest developments across various areas of research and disciplines, this collection provides a broad perspective on how Western Europe made sense of a complex, multi-faceted, and by and large Sino-centered East and Southeast Asia. The volume covers the transpacific period--…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • Gated Communities?

    Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities

    By Anne Winter

    Edited by Bert De Munck

    Contrary to earlier views of preindustrial Europe as an essentially sedentary society, research over the past decades has amply demonstrated that migration was a pervasive characteristic of early modern Europe. In this volume, the theme of urban migration is explored through a series of historical…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22

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