Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

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'Peter Mancall follows Richard Hakluyt through the crooked streets and panelled private rooms of late Renaissance London and Paris - and shows for the first time how this scholar and writer, who rarely left the south of England, became his country's most eloquent impresario of travel, trade and colonization.' Anthony Grafton, Princeton University. 'The most approachable and digestible account of intellectual and cultural life in the age of Shakespeare that I have read. This is an engaging, thoughtful, and important book. Mancall uses all of the tools of the cultural and social historian to recreate Hakluyt's life and his world. He provides an account of the origins of the Atlantic World and the British Empire that will challenge current paradigms.' Steven Pincus, Yale University. '... what Mancall's accumulated erudition succeeds in showing us is the sheer difficulty of persuading the recalcitrant English, worn down by the bloody and expensive wars of conquest in Ireland, into larger imperial ambitions.' Fintan O'Toole, The Guardian. 'Mancall uses Hakluyt's scholarly turn of mind to his advantage. He becomes Hakluyt's student, reading the titles that Hakluyt read. What might have been narrow work thus becomes an impressive intellectual history of how Elizabethans attempted to explain a new world.' T.H. Breen, Times Literary Supplement. 'Beautifully written and illustrated... Mancall's pacy narrative traces Hakluyt's career from Oxford academic to the man who inspired Elizabethan policy makers to take up the queen's rights in North America.' BBC History Magazine. --Anthony Grafton, Steven Pincus, Fintan O'Toole, T. H. Breen, BBC History Magazine

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Peter C. Mancall is professor of history, University of Southern California, and director, USC - Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.

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