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Published: 20 September 2001

336 Pages | 12 line drawaings and 3 maps


ISBN: 9780198711865

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Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels

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

Edited by Andrew Hadfield

  • An accessible anthology of over 30 writings by English Renaissance explorers, travellers, and essayists, presenting the contemporary world-picture, from Europe to the Americas, Africa, and the Far East.
  • Introduction and informative headnotes supply contextual information, indicate the writer's intended purpose and audience, and alert the reader to areas of debate.
  • Ranges from Raleigh's account of the Amazons and El Dorado's fabled gold to Coryat's cheerful encounter with a Venetian Courtezan; and from Montaigne's famous essay 'Of the Canniballes', in Florio's translation, to Peter Mundy's description of Surat and Captain John Smith's story of Pocahontas.
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in how English men and women encountered and interacted with other cultures and countries.
  • Ideal for students. No other such anthology exists.