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Secret Cures of Slaves

by Londa Schiebinger

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. The history of medicine bristles with attempts to find new and miraculous remedies, to work with and against nature to restore humans to health and...


A Waste of Blood and Treasure: The 1799 Anglo-Russian Invasion of the Netherlands

by Philip Ball & Kate Bohdanowicz

With the Netherlands overrun by French Republican forces, the British and Russian governments sent an allied army of 48,000 men under the Duke of York to liberate the country and restore the House of Orange....


The Age Of Louis XIV (Complete Edition)

by Voltaire & William F. Fleming

This eBook edition of "The Age Of Louis XIV" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Voltaire had an enormous influence on the development of historiography...


Priest of Nature

by Rob Iliffe

After Sir Isaac Newton revealed his discovery that white light was compounded of more basic colored rays, he was hailed as a genius and became an instant international celebrity. An interdisciplinary enthusiast...


Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the British Challenge to Republican America, 1783–95

by Michael Schwarz

In the aftermath of the American Revolution, the friendship between Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison became one of the most important political collaborations in American history. This study examines...


Age Norms and Intercultural Interaction in Colonial North America

by Jason Eden & Naomi Eden

This interdisciplinary study examines how age norms shaped the experiences of Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans in colonial North America, exploring how diverse population groups conceptualized...


« Un Franc parmy les Arabes »

by Vanezia Parlea

Au XVIIe siècle, l’intérêt de l’Europe, et de la France en particulier, pour le reste du monde, va croissant. Mus par des motivations d’ordre commercial, diplomatique, savant, religieux ou autres, les...


John Locke

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the philosophy of John Locke in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of John Locke. Inspired by great...


The Discoveries of the World, from their First Original unto the Year of Our Lord 1555, by Antonio Galvano, governor of Ternate: Corrected, Quoted and

by Vice-Admiral Bethune

For the edition of António Galvão, Tratado ... , used by Hakluyt and the edition here reprinted, see The Hakluyt Handbook (Second Series 144-5), pp. 41, 344, 603. With reproduction of the original title-pages:...


The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell of Leigh, in Angola and the Adjoining Regions: Reprinted from 'Purchas his Pilgrimes'

by E.G. Ravenstein

Adventures between 1589 and 1607, edited, with notes and a concise history of Kongo and Angola. With part of Anthony Knivet's account of his activities in the same countries, from the same source. This is a...


A Geographical Account of Countries round the Bay of Bengal, 1669 to 1679, by Thomas Bowrey

by Lt.-Col. Sir Richard Carnac Temple

This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1905.


A true Description of three Voyages by the North-East towards Cathay and China, undertaken by the Dutch in the Years 1594, 1595, and 1596, by Gerrit d

by Charles T. Beke

With an appendix of documents printed by Hakluyt and Purchas. Revised in First Series 54. The plates are taken from the German edition of De Bry, 1599, and are copies of the original Amsterdam edition. This...


The Philippine Islands, Moluccas, Siam, Cambodia, Japan, and China, at the Close of the Sixteenth Century, by Antonio De Morga

by Henry E.J. Stanley

Translated from the Spanish, with Notes and a Preface, and a Letter from Luis Vaez de Torres describing his Voyage through the Torres Straits. The main text is from a transcription of the 1609 Mexico edition....


A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama, 1497-1499

by E.G. Ravenstein

Translated and Edited, with Notes, an Introduction and Appendices. Includes also letters of King Manuel and Girolamo Sernigi, 1499, and early seventeenth-century Portuguese accounts of da Gama's first voyage....


A Brief Summe of Geographie, by Roger Barlow

by E.G.R. Taylor

Transcript of the manuscript dedicated to Henry VIII (Royal mss. 18 B. XXVIII), with a pedigree of Barlow, edited with an introduction and notes. Barlow's translation of Enciso's Suma de geographia, with much...


The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins, Knt., in his Voyage into the South Sea in the Year 1593: Reprinted from the Edition of 1622

by C.R. Drinkwater Bethune

The text is edited 'with only such slight alterations as were necessary where the sense of the author had been obviously marred by a misprint'. Original index only. For a second edition see First Series 57....


The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea. Written by Gomes Eannes de Azurara: Volume I. (Chapters I-XL) With an Introduction on the Life

by Edgar Prestage & Charles Raymond Beazley

Contains the translation and edition of chapters 1-40 of the chronicle, continued in First Series 100. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1896.


Sir Francis Drake's West Indian Voyage, 1585-86

by Mary Frear Keeler

Significant in the history of Anglo-Spanish relations and of English ventures was Drake's expedition to the West Indies in 1585-86. His raids on Spanish towns on both sides of the Atlantic were aimed not only...


Narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Abyssinia during the Years 1520-1527, by Father Francisco Alvarez

by Lord Stanley of Alderley

Translated from the Portuguese, and edited, with notes and an introduction. For a revised edition, see Second Series 114, 115. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in...


Documents concerning English Voyages to the Spanish Main, 1569-1580: I .Spanish Documents selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville; II. Eng

by Irene A. Wright

In English translation. For further documents, see Second Series 62, 99 and 111. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1932.