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
     
 

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,

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198711865
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Abbreviations
Chronology
Note on the Texts
General Introduction1
1Motives for Travel and Instructions to Travellers11
The Decades of the Newe Worlde, or West India (1555), 'The Preface to the Reader'16
The Scholemaster (1570)20
Prefatory Material to The Principall Navigations (1589, 1598)24
Prefatory Material to Coryats Crudities (1611)28
'Of Travel' (1612)33
Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes (1625), 'Epistle to the Reader'36
2Europe41
The View of France (1604)46
Coryats Crudities (1611), Observations of Venice, Germany, and Switzerland52
Travel Diary (1611-12), Observations of Paris and Florence64
An Itinerary (1617), Observations of Italy and Ireland81
Letter to James I from Venice (1618)98
The Totall Discourse of The Rare Adventures (1632), Account of his Imprisonment in Spain106
3Africa and the Near East117
'The Voyage Made by M. John Hawkins ... to the coast of Guinea, and the Indies of Nova Hispania' (1564)121
'The description of the countrey of Russia' (1588)127
The History and Description of Africa, trans. John Pory (1600), Comments on North Africans139
A Relation of a Journey Begun ... 1610 (1615), Observations of the Egyptians and the Jews152
An Itinerary (1617), Observations of the Ottoman Empire166
The Totall Discourse of The Rare Adventures (1632), 'Comments upon Jerusalem'179
4The Far East and the South Sea Islands189
'The admiral and prosperous voyage of Thomas Cavendish into the South Sea, and from thence round about the circumference of the whole earth' (1586-8), Observations of the South Sea Islanders192
'A Letter of Father Diego De Pantoia ... written [from] the Court of the King of China' (9 March 1602)198
Two Accounts of his Voyage to the Moluccas (1604-6)208
Two Accounts of Japan: Arthur Hatch (1623) and John Saris (1613)219
The Travels of Peter Mundy in Asia (1628-34), Observations of India225
5The Americas235
The Decades of the Newe Worlde, or West India (1555), Three Descriptions of American Natives240
A briefe narration of the destruction of the Indies by the Spaniards, trans. M. M. S. (1583)250
'A true report of the late discoveries ... of the Newfound Lands' (1583)256
A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1588, 1590)266
The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana (1596)279
'Of the Canniballes' (1580), trans. John Florio (1603)286
The Historie of Travell into Virginia Britania (1612)296
The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles (1624), The Story of Pocahontas303
Guide to Further Reading309
Index317

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