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Spenser, Marlowe, and the English Search for Asian Silk

Michael Murrin

in Trade and Romance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071572
eISBN:
9780226071602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071602.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter concerns the agents of the Muscovy Company who went to Central Asia and Iran, and the way Spenser and Marlowe registered their activities. There was then an intimate connection between ... More


Networks of Atlantic Exchange

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter looks at networks of Atlantic exchange, Sebastian Cabot’s return to England, and speculation about his activities and whether his loyalty was to Spain, Venice, or England. It looks at his ... More


Henry Hudson Has a Very Bad Day, 1607, 1608, 1609, 1610

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Henry Hudson's voyages of exploration in 1607, 1608, 1609, and 1610: the first two for the Muscovy Company of England, the third for the Dutch East India Company, and the last ... More


De Facto Empire: The Rise of Moscow

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter surveys the consolidation of regional political power by the grand princes of Moscow in the fourteenth through mid-sixteenth centuries. It reflects on the heritage of the Kyiv Rus’ ... More


John Davis Makes a Near Miss, 1585, 1586, 1587

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on John Davis's voyages of exploration in 1585, 1586, and 1587 for Queen Elizabeth I of England. Davis was invited by some investors in the Muscovy Company to lead an expedition ... More


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