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

Paperback | September 15, 2001

EditorAndrew Hadfield

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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 ofcultures 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. Thewritings 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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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 ofcultures already well known through trade links...

Andrew Hadfield is at University of Wales at Aberystwyth.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of FiguresAbbreviationsChronologyNote on the TextsGeneral Introduction1. Richard Eden; Roger Ascham; Richard Hakluyt (jun.); Thomas Coryat; Francis Bacon; Samuel Purchas: Motives for Travel and Instructions for Travellers2. Sir Robert Dallington; Thomas Coryat; Sir Charles Somerset; Fynes Moryson; Sir Henry Wootton; William Lithgow: Europe3. 'John Hawkins'; Giles Fletcher; John Leo (Africanus); George Sandys; Fynes Moryson; William Lithgow: Africa and the Near East4. Francis Petty; 'Father Diego De Pantoia'; Sir Henry Middleton; Arthur Hatch; John Saris; 'Peter Mundy': The Far East and the South Sea Islands5. Richard Eden; Bartolome de Las Casas; Sir George Peckham; Thomas Harriot; Sir Walter Raleigh; Michel Eyquem de Montaigne; William Strachey; Captain John Smith: The AmericasGuide to Further ReadingIndex