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Tales of Tudor Travel: The Explorer's Handbook

Documentary. A remarkable travel guide compiled from first-hand records of Tudor seafarers in the 16th century.

A remarkable travel guide compiled from first-hand records of Tudor seafarers in the 16th century.

Professor Nandini Das explores Hakluyt's Principal Navigations, which records accounts of ventures in search of lucrative spices and dyes. It is a prototype for today's travel guides with advice, warnings, descriptions of remarkable people and a list of vocabulary to converse with foreigners. It became a book that all English seafarers kept on board ship. But the descriptions of encounters with foreigners also lay the foundations for later colonialism and conquest.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Feb 2020 02:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:15

    GüNdenbiliin Yavgaan

    Xoomii

  • 00:17

    Lok-Batan Folklore Group

    Bayram Regsi/ Akhsam Mahnisi / Bayram Ragsi / Gaytagi

  • 00:28

    Egschiglen

    Chandmani Nutag

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Nandini Das
Executive Producer Debbie Christie
Director Colin Murray
Producer Colin Murray

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