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Travels to Tana and Persia, and a Narrative of Italian Travels in Persia in the 15th and 16th Centuries

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Travels to Tana and Persia, and a Narrative of Italian Travels in Persia in the 15th and 16th Centuries by Giosofat Barbaro
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The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This volume contains six narratives by Venetian diplomats of travel to Persia in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Barbaro's account is given in a sixteenth-century translation; the others were made for this edition. These stories of travel, by land and by sea, to distant destinations are full of engaging detail about the customs of the countries visited, and also about the negotiations by which the Venetian Signoria and Uzun Hassan, the ruler of Persia, tried to form an alliance against the Ottoman Turks.
Release date Australia
April 22nd, 2010
Edited by Charles Grey Edited by Henry Edward John Stanley Translated by Eugene Armand Roy Translated by William Thomas
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
black & white illustrations
Cambridge University Press
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