By Girolamo Benzoni

The courses of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early money owed of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, includes a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works through authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the hot global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This quantity, released in 1857, includes Girolamo Benzoni's historical past of the recent global, initially released in Venice in 1565. The ebook is not just a heritage of the hot global due to the fact Columbus' discovery yet an account of what Benzoni himself observed, whilst 'being like many others frightened to determine the area, and listening to of these international locations of the Indians, lately came across, referred to as by way of every body the hot international, i decided to head there'. It contains critical feedback of the Spanish colonists' remedy of the indigenous population.

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