Hakluyt's Voyages Additional Summary

Richard Hakluyt


(Critical Survey of Literature for Students)

Day, Matthew. “Hakluyt, Harvey, Nashe: The Material Text and Early Modern Nationalism.” Studies in Philology 104, no. 3 (Summer, 2007): 281-305. Examines Hakluyt’s travel books, as well as texts written by Gabriel Harvey and Thomas Nashe, demonstrating how these works fostered nationalist ideas.

Lynam, Edward, ed. Richard Hakluyt and His Successors: A Volume Issued to Commemorate the Centenary of the Hakluyt Society. Nendeln, Liechtenstein: Kraus Reprint, 1967. Collects essays discussing Hakluyt’s activities as a publicist for sea ventures and describing other English collections of voyage and travel documents.

Mancall, Peter C. Hakluyt’s Promise: An Elizabethan’s Obsession for an English America. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2007. Biography focusing on Hakluyt’s prominent role in the establishment of English colonies in America. Describes how Hakluyt’s travel accounts and his advocacy of colonization influenced Elizabeth I and other policymakers to found the Roanoke and Jamestown colonies. Includes almost fifty illustrations.

Parks, George Bruner. Richard Hakluyt and the English Voyages. Edited by James A. Williamson. 2d ed. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1961. Parks describes Hakluyt’s life as an active scholar, government consultant, and a man of letters. Includes discussion of Hakluyt’s contributions to oceanic voyages...

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