The Hakluyt Editorial Project

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    !!Description

    Richard Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation (second edition, 1598–1600) is the most important collection of English travel writing ever published. The territories it describes cover every area of European activity and aspiration in the period, from the New World to Muscovy, the Levant, Persia, the East Indies and Africa. Published in three massive folio volumes (approx. 1.76 million words), the work was instrumental in promoting English expansion through colonial and trade ventures around the globe.

    The critical edition of The Principal Navigations is under contract with Oxford University Press in 14 volumes, under the general editorship of Prof. Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway) and Prof. Claire Jowitt (University of Southampton). The edition will make available Hakluyt’s text in a way that has not been possible before, opening up the era of early modern travel and exploration to a new generation of readers.

    Grants and Funding Awards

    The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
    IRCHSS Senior Research Project Fellowship
    Higher Education Authority (Ireland)
    Research Support Fund, National University of Ireland, Galway
    The British Academy Small Research Grant (2009, 2011, 2015)
    Nottingham Trent University
    Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) Research Associateship (2010, 2014)
    British Academy Research Development Award
    The Clothworkers’ Company
    Project Partners

    The Hakluyt Society http://www.hakluyt.com
    Moore Institute http://www.nuigalway.ie/mooreinstitute
    National Maritime Museum http://www.rmg.co.uk

    !!Layman's description

    Richard Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation (second edition, 1598–1600) is the most important collection of English travel writing ever published.

    !!Key findings

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation (1598–1600)

    The critical edition of The Principal Navigations is under contract with Oxford University Press in 14 volumes. It will provide an unparalleled resource for researchers and teachers working on early modern travel, trade and colonialism. The individual volumes will cover:

    Vol 1. Medieval Voyages
    Vol 2. Medieval Voyages and the English in Muscovy
    Vol 3. Muscovy and Persian Travel
    Vol 4. Russia, Iceland and Anglo-Spanish Relations
    Vol 5. Medieval Travel and the Early Levant Trade
    Vol 6. Levant Travels, South Asia, and Anglo-Ottoman Diplomacy
    Vol 7. Travels to Africa and the Far East, and the Anglo-Spanish War
    Vol 8. Maritime War with Spain, the Northwest Passage, and West Africa
    Vol 9. The Northwest Passage, Travels to Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St Lawrence
    Vol 10. Voyages to New France, Roanoke, and Florida
    Vol 11. Voyages to New Mexico, California, and New Spain
    Vol 12. West Indies Voyages
    Vol 13. Travels to Guiana, Brazil, and the River Plate
    Vol 14. The South Seas, Far East, and Spanish Trade and Navigation
    Korte titelHakluyt Editorial Project
    StatusActief
    Effectieve start/einddatum01/01/200931/12/2024