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Research project: The Hakluyt Editorial Project

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This project will produce a scholarly, fully annotated edition of Richard Hakluyt's landmark collection of travel writing _The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation_ (1598‒1600). An international team of editors, led by Claire Jowitt and Daniel Carey of the National University of Ireland, Galway, are working to produce the new 14-volume edition to be published by Oxford University Press.

No scholarly, fully annotated edition of Richard Hakluyt's collection of travel writing The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation (1598‒1600) has ever been published, and currently an international team of editors are working to produce a new edition to be published by Oxford University Press. Published in three large volumes comprising a total of more than 1.75 million words, The Principal Navigations was divided into three sections. The first volume includes thirty-nine voyages to the north; the second volume contains sixty-four documents about travels to the south and southeast; the final, largest, volume included nearly two hundred reports of travel and their supporting documents. Project partners include the National Maritime Museum and the Hakluyt Society and the project's financial supporters include the British Academy, the Modern Humanities Research Association and the Irish Research Council.

For further details see The Hakulyt Edition Project website.

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