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A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels Vol.5

By: Robert Kerr
Published By: Double9 Books
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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels' is a compilation of travel literature from the 15th to the 18th centuries, originally compiled by historian and editor Robert Kerr in the 19th century. The 5th volume of this series is a collection of narratives of voyages and explorations by Europeans to the East and West Indies. The book features accounts of the Portuguese navigators who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope to India, including Vasco da Gama's voyage to Calicut in 1497-1498. It also includes the narratives of the Dutch East India Company's explorations and trade relations with the East Indies, as well as the voyages of the English navigator William Dampier to the West Indies and the Pacific Ocean. With its rich and varied narratives of early modern exploration and discovery, this volume is an invaluable resource for scholars, historians, and travel enthusiasts alike.

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Robert Kerr

Hailing from Scotland, Robert Kerr was a man of many talents who lived for 56 years while constantly evincing an air of scholarship, historical appreciation and linguistic prowess. His most famous contribution to the literary world was undoubtedly his awe-inspiring masterpiece, 'A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels,' which was composed of the enthralling narratives of numerous expeditions, encompassing extensively diverse topics. Kerr's academic pedigree was pretty remarkable, as he received his education from no less a place than the esteemed University of Edinburgh and later he was appointed as a distinguished professor at University of Glasgow. His expertise stretched across various subjects like languages, history, and literature. With this wealth of knowledge, he pieced together a meticulous account of the history of exploration - one that's considered comprehensive and authoritative. Kerr's 'General History' is still a crucial reference material for scholars and historians, owing to its precision and in-depth coverage. Beyond his role as a historian, he was also greatly esteemed as a translator. In fact, he was the brains behind translating some of the finest works of writers like Goethe and Voltaire into English.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 420 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358713283
  • ISBN-13: 9789358713282
  • Item Weight: 504g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 23.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Travel / General,Social Science / Anthropology / General,History / Historical Geography