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  • The Geography of the Ocean

    Knowing the Ocean as a Space

    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 ocean-space, our knowledge and perceptions of it. This book sets up a broad conceptual and methodological framework through which to…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03 
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • Sir Joseph Banks, Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772-1820

    Journals, Letters and Documents

    By Anna Agnarsdóttir

    Sir Joseph Banks was one of the great figures of Georgian England, best known for participating as naturalist in Cook’s Endeavour voyage (1768-71), as a patron of science and as the longest-serving President of the Royal Society (1778-1820). This volume brings together all Banks’s papers…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26 
    Hakluyt Society
    Hakluyt Society, Third Series

  • The Dasmariñases, Early Governors of the Spanish Philippines

    By John Newsome Crossley

    Building upon Dr Crossley’s 2011 book (‘Hernando de los Ríos Coronel and the Spanish Philippines in the Golden Age’) this new work further expands our understanding of the Spanish Philippines by looking at Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas and his son Luis, successive governors from 1589. Drawing…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07 

  • The First European Description of Japan, 1585

    A Critical English-Language Edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J.

    By Luis Frois SJ

    Edited by Daniel T. Reff, Richard Danford

    In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Early Modern Exchanges

    Dialogues Between Nations and Cultures, 1550-1750

    By Helen Hackett

    Marcus Gheeraerts’s portrait of a ‘Persian lady’ - probably in fact an English lady in masquing costume - exemplifies the hybridity of early modern English culture. Her surrounding landscape and the embroidery on her gown are typically English; but her head-dress and slippers are decidedly…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    Transculturalisms, 1400–1700

  • The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery

    Volume III, Part 2: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780

    By J.C. Beaglehole

    Captain James Cook’s first two voyages of exploration, in 1768-71 and 1772-75, had drawn the modern map of the South Pacific Ocean and had opened the door on the discovery of Antarctica. These expeditions were the subject of Volumes I and II of Dr J.C. Beaglehole’s edition of Cook’s Journals.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Hakluyt Society
    Hakluyt Society, Extra Series

  • Renaissance Mad Voyages

    Experiments in Early Modern English Travel

    By Anthony Parr

    A vogue for travel ‘stunts’ flourished in England between 1590 and the 1620s: playful imitations or burlesques of maritime enterprise and overland travel that collectively appear to be a response to particular innovations and developments in English culture. This study is the first full length…

    Hardback – 2015-06-16

  • Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World

    By Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

    How did gender figure in understandings of spatial realms, from the inner spaces of the body to the furthest reaches of the globe? How did women situate themselves in the early modern world, and how did they move through it, in both real and imaginary locations? How do new disciplinary and…

    Hardback – 2015-04-03

  • The Global Atlantic

    1400 to 1900

    By Christoph Strobel

    The Global Atlantic provides a concise, lively overview of the complex and diverse history of the greater Atlantic region from 1400 to 1900. During this period, the lands around the Atlantic basin – Europe, Africa, and the Americas – became deeply interconnected in networks of trade, cultural…

    Paperback – 2015-02-23

  • British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730

    By Margarette Lincoln

    This book shows how pirates were portrayed in their own time, in trial reports, popular prints, novels, legal documents, sermons, ballads and newspaper accounts. It examines how attitudes towards them changed with Britain’s growing imperial power, exploring the interface between political…

    Hardback – 2014-11-03

  • Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean

    Ottoman-Venetian Encounters

    By Stephen Ortega

    Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Focusing principally on Ottoman Muslims who came to…

    Hardback – 2014-10-22
    Transculturalisms, 1400–1700

  • An Historian in Peace and War

    The Diaries of Harold Temperley

    Edited by T.G. Otte

    The First World War and subsequent peace settlement shaped the course of the twentieth century, and the profound significance of these events were not lost on Harold Temperley, whose diaries are presented here. An established scholar, and later one of Britain’s foremost modern and diplomatic…

    Hardback – 2014-06-17
    Ashgate Studies in First World War History

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