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History of discoveries, explorations, and travel

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  • Women Adventurers, 1750-1900by Mary F. McVicker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 25.00

    The past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travelers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many were very adventurous, some were in search of a different world... British women make up the largest portion of the book's... more...

  • An Atlas and Survey of South Asian Historyby Karl J. Schmidt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This historical atlas is devoted primarily to India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, while also covering Napal, Bhutan and Ceylon/Sri Lanka. The maps are accompanied by text which illuminates recent political, economic, social and cultural developments. more...

  • Atlas of Changing South Africaby A.J. Christopher

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    The new edition of the atlas (first published as The Atlas of Apartheid ) presents a comprehensive introduction and detailed analysis of the spatial impact of apartheid in South Africa. It covers the period of the National Party Government of 1948 to 1994, and emphasises the changes and the continuing legacy this presents to South Africans at the... more...

  • Jewish Travellersby Elkan Nathan Adler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1930. The wandering Jew is a very real character in the great drama of history. He has travelled as nomad and settler, as fugitive and conqueror, as exile and colonist and as merchant and scholar. Of necessity bilingual and therefore the master of many languages, the Jew was the ideal commercial traveller and interpreter. Based on... more...

  • Japanese Tourism and Travel Cultureby Sylvie Guichard-Anguis; Okpyo Moon

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book examines Japanese tourism and travel, both today and in the past, showing how over hundreds of years a distinct culture of travel developed, and exploring how this has permeated the perceptions and traditions of Japanese society. It considers the diverse dimensions of modern tourism including appropriation and consumption of history, nostalgia,... more...

  • Earl and His Butler in Constantinople, Theby Nigel Webb; Webb Caroline

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull, was an unconventional ambassador. A Scottish aristocrat who had been imprisoned for his Jacobite sympathies and almost bankrupted by his involvement in the South Sea Bubble, Lord Kinnoull had no previous diplomatic experience when he was unexpectedly appointed ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in 1729. Leaving his wife... more...

  • Empire Writingby Elleke Boehmer

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 10.99

    This is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature in English, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire. A rich and startling diversity of responses to the colonial experience emerges: adventurers,... more...

  • Where Fate Beckonsby John Dunmore

    Exisle Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Jean-François De Galup, Comte De La Pérouse is second only to James Cook in his historical significance and was the major explorer of the Pacific in the eighteenth century. more...

  • Voyages and Discoveriesby Richard Hakluyt; Jack Beeching

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 21.14

    Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English... more...

  • Captain Cookby Glyndwr Williams

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 90.00

    Essays reassess Cook's standing as a leading figure in eighteenth-century history, exploration and the advancement of science. more...