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History, geography and colonial expansion in the works of Richard Hakluyt and Lancelot Voisin de la Popelinière

Bezzi, Marina Thomé; (2019) History, geography and colonial expansion in the works of Richard Hakluyt and Lancelot Voisin de la Popelinière. Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London).

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Abstract

This research examines the emergence of a discourse supporting European colonial expansion in the works of the English scholar Richard Hakluyt (1553-1616) and the French historian Lancelot Voisin de la Popelinière (1541-1608), in a comparative approach. Both authors were armchairs travellers who collected a wide variety of sources about ancient and modern European maritime explorations. This research is divided into three intertwined themes: their editorial practices of collecting, editing and printing geographical literature across a transnational network, their varied representations of Spanish and Portuguese conquests and works, and the articulation between the fields of geography and history in their imperial representation of the world. I argue that their editorial enterprises were geo-historical projects, which, inspired by Iberian writers, had a global outlook both in their defence of colonial expansion and in their acknowledgment of the role of Africa, Asia and America in the changing intellectual landscape of sixteenth-century Europe.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ph.D
Title: History, geography and colonial expansion in the works of Richard Hakluyt and Lancelot Voisin de la Popelinière
Event: UCL (University College London)
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2019. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms. Access may initially be restricted at the author’s request.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10068659
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