A remarkable travel guide compiled from first-hand records of Tudor seafarers in the 16th century. Professor Nandini Das explores Hakluyt's Principal Navigations, which records accounts of ventures in search of lucrative spices and dyes. It is a prototype for today's travel guides with advice, warnings, descriptions of remarkable people and a list of vocabulary to converse with foreigners. It became a book that all English seafarers kept on board ship. But the descriptions of encounters with foreigners also lay the foundations for later colonialism and conquest.
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Documentaries, D. (2020, December 18). BBC Four HD Tales of Tudor Travel The Explorer's Handbook (2018). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2207/bbc-four-hd-tales-of-tudor-travel-the-explorers-ha/
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Documentaries, DiMarco. "BBC Four HD Tales of Tudor Travel The Explorer's Handbook (2018)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2020. Web. 24 Sep 2021.