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Asian Connections and Chinese Comparisons

R. Bin Wong.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Asian History. 9407 words.

Many of early modern Europe’s connections to Asia were commercial in nature, in contrast to the colonial relations forged by Europeans in the Americas. This chapter considers the ways in...

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Cabot, Sebastian (c. 1481/2–1557), explorer and cartographer

David Loades.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Cartography; History of the Americas; Asian History; European History. 3533 words.

Cabot, Sebastian (c. 1481/2–1557), explorer and cartographer, was the son of the explorer and navigator John Cabot (c. 1451–1498) and his wife, Mattea.

Neither the place nor the...

Carruthers, (Alexander) Douglas Mitchell (1882–1962), explorer and naturalist

M. Philips Price.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; European History. 824 words.

Carruthers, (Alexander) Douglas Mitchell (1882–1962), explorer and naturalist, was born in London on 4 October 1882, the eldest son of William Mitchell-Carruthers (1853–1931), who took...

Freshfield, Douglas William (1845–1934), geographer and mountain explorer

R. N. Rudmose Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; European History. 1223 words.

Freshfield, Douglas William (1845–1934), geographer and mountain explorer, was born at Hampstead, Middlesex, on 27 April 1845, the only son of Henry Ray Freshfield (1814–1895) [see under Fr...

Northern European Empire in Asia

Leonard Blussé.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Asian History. 13945 words.

North European commercial expansion in Asia took shape within the framework of a typical early modern commercial institution: the chartered company. In 1602, shortly after the foundation of...

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Wager, Lawrence Rickard [Bill] (1904–1965), geologist and explorer

E. A. Vincent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; European History; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1032 words.

Wager, Lawrence Rickard [Bill] (1904–1965), geologist and explorer, was born on 5 February 1904 at Batley, Yorkshire, elder son of Morton Ethelred Wager (1871–1939), headmaster of Hebden...

Webbe, Edward (b. 1553/4), soldier and adventurer

Richard Raiswell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Travel and Holiday; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; European History. 830 words.

Webbe, Edward (b. 1553/4), soldier and adventurer, son of Richard Webbe, 'master gunner of England' (Webbe, Travailes, 17), was born at St Katharine by the Tower, London. Nothing is known...