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Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769

By Helen Wallis
  • ISBN Code: : 131716959X
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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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 on to make an independent voyage which has earned him the reputation of being the ablest and most ill-fated of Cook's immediate precursors. Handicapped by a defective ship and inadequate supplies he made a spirited attempt to carry out his instructions. While Wallis was enjoying the delights of Tahiti, Carteret on a more southerly track rediscovered the long lost Spanish discoveries of Santa Cruz and the Solomon Islands, and then became involved in a bitter dispute with the Dutch in Celebes which almost ended in open warfare. This edition presents the first full account of the voyage. It is based on Carteret's own manuscript Journals including one which Carteret wrote with a view to publication to correct the misrepresentation of John Hawkesworth's Voyages (1773). Supplemented by letters and other documents from English and Dutch archives, these manuscripts throw light on various controversial topics, such as the conduct of Wallis and the Admiralty, the Patagonian giants, Carteret's quarrel with the Dutch, and the rights and wrongs in the dispute following the publication of Voyages. Maps drawn on the voyage are reproduced. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 125) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1965.

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  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: byron-s-journal-of-his-circumnavigation-1764-1766.pdf

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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 possible North-west passage. Although he rediscovered the Falkland Islands, it was after the French had done so under Bougainville, and he made no attempt to search for a North-west passage at all, but sailed straight on round the world, making no discoveries of any importance. The journal which Byron kept during his voyage has been edited and annotated by Dr Gallagher. In his Introduction he describes earlier voyages of a similar nature and sketches the background to this voyage. He assesses Byron's achievement and considers why he disobeyed his orders. Apart from the Journal, the Admiralty's 'secret instructions' to Byron are also printed here, as well as Byron's letter to the Admiralty explaining why he was sailing straight on. There is an appendix by Dr Helen Wallis on the Patagonian giants. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1964.

Reading Kant's Geography

By Stuart Elden,Eduardo Mendieta
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 1438436068
  • Total of Pages : 395
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 310
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Perspectives on Kant's teachings on geography and how they relate his understanding of the world.

Subtexte der Menschheitsgeschichte

By Kristina Kuhn
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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839442990
  • Total of Pages : 614
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Von der Beobachtung ausgehend, dass sich Philosophien der Geschichte um 1800 in dezidiert unsystematischen Beyträgen formieren, untersucht Kristina Kuhn Subtexte von Menschheitsgeschichte(n) bei Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottfried Herder und Christoph Martin Wieland. Ihre produktive Relektüre des Verhältnisses von Philosophie und Literatur zeigt eine den Texten inhärente Selbsthistorisierung auf, die das Projekt aufgeklärter Geschichtsphilosophie kritisch in Frage stellt. Dabei führen Subtexte und Medien - wie intertextuelle Verweise, Fußnoten, Bildreferenzen - auf epistemologische sowie poetologische Grundlagen zurück, die den Hintergrund der metahistoriographischen Inszenierung des Historischen bilden.

Travel Narratives in Translation, 1750-1830

By Alison Martin,Susan Pickford
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136244670
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book examines how non-fictional travel accounts were rewritten, reshaped, and reoriented in translation between 1750 and 1850, a period that saw a sudden surge in the genre's popularity. It explores how these translations played a vital role in the transmission and circulation of knowledge about foreign peoples, lands, and customs in the Enlightenment and Romantic periods. The collection makes an important contribution to travel writing studies by looking beyond metaphors of mobility and cultural transfer to focus specifically on what happens to travelogues in translation. Chapters range from discussing essential differences between the original and translated text to relations between authors and translators, from intra-European narratives of Grand Tour travel to scientific voyages round the world, and from established male travellers and translators to their historically less visible female counterparts. Drawing on European travel writing in English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese, the book charts how travelogues were selected for translation; how they were reworked to acquire new aesthetic, political, or gendered identities; and how they sometimes acquired a radically different character and content to meet the needs and expectations of an emergent international readership. The contributors address aesthetic, political, and gendered aspects of travel writing in translation, drawing productively on other disciplines and research areas that encompass aesthetics, the history of science, literary geography, and the history of the book.

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.

By Hugh Carrington
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 131703564X
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : History
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This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1948.