Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels: Travel and Colonial Writing in English, 1550-1630 / Edition 1

Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels: Travel and Colonial Writing in English, 1550-1630 / Edition 1

by Andrew Hadfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198711867

ISBN-13: 9780198711865

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels is an accessible and unique 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,

Overview

Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels is an accessible and unique 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. Ranging from Raleigh's account of the Amazons and Captain John Smith's story of Pocahontas to Coryat's cheerful encounter with a Venetian courtesan and Florio's translation of Montaigne's famous "Of the Cannibals," the volume also includes helpful headnotes, a substantial introduction, chronology, full bibliography, and seventeen original illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198711865
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Abbreviations
Chronology
Note on the Texts
General Introduction
1. Motives for Travel and Instructions for Travellers, Richard Eden; Roger Ascham; Richard Hakluyt (jun.); Thomas Coryat; Francis Bacon; Samuel Purchas
2. Europe, Sir Robert Dallington; Thomas Coryat; Sir Charles Somerset; Fynes Moryson; Sir Henry Wootton; William Lithgow
3. Africa and the Near East, 'John Hawkins'; Giles Fletcher; John Leo (Africanus); George Sandys; Fynes Moryson; William Lithgow
4. The Far East and the South Sea Islands, Francis Petty; 'Father Diego De Pantoia'; Sir Henry Middleton; Arthur Hatch; John Saris; 'Peter Mundy'
5. The Americas, Richard Eden; Bartolome de Las Casas; Sir George Peckham; Thomas Harriot; Sir Walter Raleigh; Michel Eyquem de Montaigne; William Strachey; Captain John Smith
Guide to Further Reading
Index

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