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Kerr's Voyages provides a truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages, covering a thousand years of exploration from the ninth century to the epic voyages of Captain Cook. Kerr includes accounts of travels not easily available elsewhere and translations into English for the first time. This first set brings together travels undertaken by ambassadors, missionaries, adventurers as well as naval and military commanders to Europe, Asia and the Middle East and includes the journey of Ambassador Contarini to Persia, the voyage of Verthema to Egypt, English pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Carpini's expedition to the great Khan of the Moghuls, and the mission of the Persian Ambassador to China. With an introduction by a leading scholar this handsome 5 volume set presents Kerr's outstanding achievement in a unique and informative way.

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Kerr's Voyages provides a truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages, covering a thousand years of exploration from the ninth century to the epic voyages of Captain Cook. Kerr includes accounts of travels not easily available elsewhere and translations into English for the first time. This first set brings together travels undertaken by ambassadors, missionaries, adventurers as well as naval and military commanders to Europe, Asia and the Middle East and includes the journey of Ambassador Contarini to Persia, the voyage of Verthema to Egypt, English pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Carpini's expedition to the great Khan of the Moghuls, and the mission of the Persian Ambassador to China. With an introduction by a leading scholar this handsome 5 volume set presents Kerr's outstanding achievement in a unique and informative way.

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Kerr's Voyages provides a truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages, covering a thousand years of exploration from the ninth century to the epic voyages of Captain Cook. Kerr includes accounts of travels not easily available elsewhere and translations into English for the first time. This first set brings together travels undertaken by ambassadors, missionaries, adventurers as well as naval and military commanders to Europe, Asia and the Middle East and includes the journey of Ambassador Contarini to Persia, the voyage of Verthema to Egypt, English pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Carpini's expedition to the great Khan of the Moghuls, and the mission of the Persian Ambassador to China. With an introduction by a leading scholar this handsome 5 volume set presents Kerr's outstanding achievement in a unique and informative way.

About the Author

Robert Kerr (1755-1813), grandson of the 1st Marquis of Lothian, was an independent scholar and a Fellow of the Royal Society. As well as his outstanding achievement in assembling his General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, his literary works include translations of Lavoisier, Berthollet and Linnaeus, as well as a translation of Baron Georges Cuviers Essay on the Theory of the Earth.

Table of Contents

Discoveries in the time of Alfred, King of England, in the ninth century * Travels of two Mahometans into India and China in the ninth century * Travels of an Englishman into Tartary, and thence into Poland, Hungary and Germany in 1243 * Travels of Marco Polo through Tartary * Travels of Sir John Mandeville into the East * Travels of the Ambassadors of Mirza Shah Rokh, King of Persia, from Herat to Khanbalek in Kathay in 1419 * Travels of Josphat Barbaro, Ambassador from Venice to Tanna * Account of various early pilgrimages from England to the Holy Land * Account of the discovery and conquest of the Canary Islands * The Journey of Anbrose Contarini, Ambassador from the republic of Venice, to Uzun-Hassan, King of Persia * Voyages of discovery by the Portuguese along the western coast of Africa under the direction of Don Henry * History of the discovery and conquest of India by the Portuguese * Voyages and Travels in Egypt, Syria, Arabia, Persia and India by Ludovico Verthema in 150s * Early English Voyages to Guinea and others parts of the coast of Africa * Embassy of Mr Edmund Hogan to Morocco * Voyage of Sir Francis Drake in 1585 to the West Indies * Brief account of the expedition of the Spanish Armada * Valiant sea fight by ten merchant ships from London against twelve Spanish galleys in the Straits of Gibraltar * The taking of two Spanish ships, laden with quicksilver and the Popes bulls, by Captain Thomas White * Sea fight near the Azores, written by Sir Walter Raleigh * Early voyages of the English to India after the establishment of the East India Company

Product Details

ISBN:
9781848856134
Author:
Kerr, Robert
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company
Author:
Kerr, Robert Frs
Author:
Robert Kerr, FRS
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
2240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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Kerr's Voyages provides a truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages, covering a thousand years of exploration from the ninth century to the epic voyages of Captain Cook. Kerr includes accounts of travels not easily available elsewhere and translations into English for the first time. This first set brings together travels undertaken by ambassadors, missionaries, adventurers as well as naval and military commanders to Europe, Asia and the Middle East and includes the journey of Ambassador Contarini to Persia, the voyage of Verthema to Egypt, English pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Carpini's expedition to the great Khan of the Moghuls, and the mission of the Persian Ambassador to China. With an introduction by a leading scholar this handsome 5 volume set presents Kerr's outstanding achievement in a unique and informative way.
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Kerr's Voyages provides a truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages, covering a thousand years of exploration from the ninth century to the epic voyages of Captain Cook. Kerr includes accounts of travels not easily available elsewhere and translations into English for the first time. This first set brings together travels undertaken by ambassadors, missionaries, adventurers as well as naval and military commanders to Europe, Asia and the Middle East and includes the journey of Ambassador Contarini to Persia, the voyage of Verthema to Egypt, English pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Carpini's expedition to the great Khan of the Moghuls, and the mission of the Persian Ambassador to China. With an introduction by a leading scholar this handsome 5 volume set presents Kerr's outstanding achievement in a unique and informative way.
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