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Thomas Harriot’s brief and true report: knowledge-making and the Roanoke voyage

Clucas, Stephen (2009) Thomas Harriot’s brief and true report: knowledge-making and the Roanoke voyage. In: Sloan, K. (ed.) European Visions: American Voices. Oxford, UK: British Museum Press, pp. 17-23. ISBN 9780861591725.

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Book synopsis: John White's watercolours of the flora, fauna and North Carolina Algonquians he encountered on the expedition sent by Walter Raleigh in 1585 are some of the greatest treasures of the British Museum; engraved by Theodor de Bry in 1590 to illustrate Thomas Harriot's A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, they informed and shaped Europe's view of America and its people for the next two centuries. This volume publishes a very successful interdisciplinary conference held in connection with the exhibition centred on John White, 'A New World: England's first view of America', with speakers from Europe, the USA and Britain, all of them experts in their fields. The varied and wide-ranging papers provided contextual and detailed information not covered in the exhibition catalogue and provide us with new ways of seeing and understanding both the European and Native American perspectives. 150p, 100 col illus (British Museum Research Publication 172, British Museum Press 2009)

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School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > English and Humanities
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