Travel narratives from the age of discovery : an anthology

New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. Paperback. Illus octavo purple spine; xv, 413 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Very good(+); bottom corner front free end paper untrimmed, edges very lightly rubbed. Item #90822
ISBN: 0195155971

"Unlike other collections, Travel Narratives from the Age of Discovery offers a global view of travel at a crucial stage in world, and human, history, with accounts written by non-European authors, including two new translations. Included here are the Mughal Emperor Babur's first thoughts of India upon establishing his empire there, the Chinese chronicler Ma Huan's report detailing Chinese travel to the Middle East during the fifteenth century, and an account of Africa written by the man known as Leo Africanus. In addition to these travel narratives, this anthology features rare pictures from sixteenth-century printed books, includingimages of Brazil, Roanoke, Guiana, and India, which, together with the accounts themselves, provide a detailed understanding of the many ways in which fifteenth and sixteenth century travelers and readers imagined other worlds." - Publisher.

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