Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels: Travel and Colonial Writing in English, 1550-1630: An Anthology

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Andrew Hadfield
Oxford University Press, 20. sep. 2001 - 321 sider
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Here is a broad-based and accessible anthology of travel and colonial writing in the English Renaissance, selected to represent the world-picture of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century readers in England. It includes not just the narratives of discovery of the New World but also accounts of cultures already well known through trade links, such as Turkey and the Moluccan islands, and of places that featured just as significantly in the early modern English imagination: from Ireland to Russia and the Far East, from Calais to India and Africa, from France and Italy to the West Indies. The writings reveal painstaking attempts to understand the 'other' as well as ignorance and prejudice, surprising connections alongside phobic reactions to difference, the desire to co-operate alongside the desire to extinguish and exploit. The extracts are grouped geographically and prefaced by helpful headnotes, which supply essential information and alert readers to areas of debate. The editor provides a substantial introduction, as well as a chronology and full bibliography and seventeen original illustrations. This anthology provides a survey of what the average Renaissance reader could have found in contemporary books, and will be essential reading for anyone interested in how English men and women interacted with other cultures and countries.
  

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MOTIVES FOR TRAVEL AND INSTRUCTIONS
11
Roger Ascham The Scholemaster 1570
20
Thomas Coryat Prefatory Material to Coryats Crudities 1611
28
Samuel Purchas Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes
36
Sir Robert Dallington The View of France 1604
46
Thomas Coryat Coryats Crudities 1611 Observations of Venice
52
Sir Charles Somerset Travel Diary 161112 Observations of Paris
64
Fynes Moryson An Itinerary 1617 Observations of Italy
98
Fynes Moryson An Itinerary 1617 Observations of the Ottoman
166
William Lithgow The Totall Discourse of The Rare Adventures
179
THE FAR EAST AND THE SOUTH
189
A Letter of Father Diego De Pantoia written from the Court
198
Sir Henry Middleton Two Accounts of his Voyage to the Moluccas
208
The Travels of Peter Mundy in Asia 162834 Observations of India
225
Richard Eden The Decades of the Newe Worlde or West India 1555
240
Sir George Peckham A true report of the late discoveries of
256

William Lithgow The Totall Discourse of The Rare Adventures
106
AFRICA AND THE NEAR EAST
117
Giles Fletcher The description of the countrey of Russia 1588
127
John Leo Africanus The History and Description of Africa trans
139
George Sandys A Relation of a Journey Begun 1610 1615
152
Sir Walter Raleigh The Discoverie of the Large Rich and Bewtiful
279
William Strachey The Historic of Travell into Virginia Britania
303
Index
317
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Andrew Hadfield is at University of Wales at Aberystwyth.

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