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Yokohama and the Silk Trade

by Yasuhiro Makimura

This study provides a broad political and economic examination of the impact of the silk trade on nineteenth-century Japan. It analyzes the economic role of Japan’s eastern interior region and that of the...


Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769: Volume I

by Helen Wallis

Captain Philip Carteret sailed to the South Seas as second in command to Samuel Wallis on a voyage of discovery of the Southern Continent. Separating from Wallis at the exit to the Strait of Magellan he went...


Missions to the Niger: Volume I: The Journal of Friedrich Horneman's Travels from Cairo to Murzuk in the Years 1797-98; The Letters of Major Alexander

by E.W. Bovill

This is the first of several volumes on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mingo Park. It begins with the travels of Friedrich Hornemann and then leaps a quarter of a century to the great...


The Journal of William Lockerby, Sandalwood Trader in the Fijian Islands during the Years 1808-1809: With an Introduction and Other Papers connected w

by Leonard C. Wharton & Sir Everard Im Thurn

The additional documents include Samuel Patterson's account of the wreck of the Eliza, 1808, the journal of the missionaries from the Hibernia, 1809, Captain Richard Siddon's experiences in Fiji in 1809-15,...


The Discovery of Tahiti, A Journal of the Second Voyage of H.M.S. Dolphin Round the World, under the Command of Captain Wallis, R.N.: In the Years 176

The Voyage of Captain Don Felipe Gonzalez in the Ship of the Line San Lorenzo, with the Frigate Santa Rosalia in Company, to Easter Island in 1770-1:

by Bolton Glanvill Corney

Journals, instructions, minutes, and despatches, transcribed, translated and edited, with an extract from the 1825 journal of Lieut. George Peard, of H.M.S. Blossom. Preface by Cyprian Bridge. Includes a bibliography...


Byron's Journal of his Circumnavigation, 1764-1766

by Robert E. Gallagher

In 1764 the Hon. John Byron was commissioned by the Admiralty to sail to the South Atlantic to search for Pepys's Island and the Southern Continent. He was then to continue into the Pacific itself and look for...


A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America, by Lionel Wafer: Surgeon on Buccaneering Expeditions in Darien, the West Indies, and the Pacif

by L.E. Elliot Joyce

The text of the 1699 edition, with slight changes, and additional material, edited with introduction, notes and appendices. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1934....


The Desert Route to India, Being the Journals of Four Travellers by the Great Desert Caravan Route between Aleppo and Basra, 1745-1751

by Douglas Carruthers

The journals of William Beawes, Gaylard Roberts, Bartholomew Plaisted, and John Carmichael. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1929.


Bombay in the Days of Queen Anne, Being an Account of the Settlement written by John Burnell

by Sir William Foster, Sir Evan Cotton & L.M. Anstey

In addition to the main text, with introduction and notes, there is 'added Burnell's narrative of his adventures in Bengal, With an Introduction by Sir William Foster, and Notes by Sir Evan Cotton, C.I.E., and...


The Great Exhibition, 1851

by Jonathan Shears

The Great Exhibition, 1851: A sourcebook is the first anthology of its kind. It presents a comprehensive array of carefully selected primary documents, sourced from the period before, during and after the Exhibition...


Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

by Britt Rusert

Exposes the influential work of a group of black artists to confront and refute scientific racism. 

Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Britt Rusert...


The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo: 1826-1851

by Isobel Charman

Set in the heart of swirling, Dickensian London, the wondrous history of a unique institution and the incredible characters—human and animal—that populated it. The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is...


John Hay, Friend of Giants

by Philip Mcfarland

Now, perhaps, only those enmeshed in 19th-century American history know his name; but when John Hay died in 1905, he was one of the most famous men in the world. And one of the most highly regarded. Abraham...


A Tale of Two Eagles

by Craig A. Deare

The United States and Mexico share a history shaped in the 19th century by numerous US forces interventions into Mexican territory and US expropriation of considerable swaths of Mexican territory. However, in...


The Reception of Byzantium in European Culture since 1500

by Przemyslaw Marciniak & Dion C. Smythe

Studies on the reception of the classical tradition are an indispensable part of classical studies. Understanding the importance of ancient civilization means also studying how it was used subsequently. This...


Four Travel Journals / The Americas, Antarctica and Africa / 1775-1874

by R. J. Campbell, Herbert K. Beals & Ann Savours

This volume offers annotated texts with biographical and historical introductions of four previously unpublished travel journals from the period 1775-1874. The first of these is the journal of a participant...


Captain Coignet

by Jean-Roch Coignet

Jean-Roch Coignet (1776-1865) was a French soldier who served in the military campaigns of the Consulate and First French Empire, up through the Battle of Waterloo.

He later wrote his memoirs detailing his military...


Napoleon Bonaparte

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Napoleon Bonaparte in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Napoleon Bonaparte. In the...


The Industrial Revolution

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Industrial Revolution in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Industrial Revolution....