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Joachim Bouvet: the History of Cang-Hi, the Present Emperor of China

Joachim Bouvet was born in Le Mans, France, on July 18, 1656. In 1673, he entered the Society of Jesus in hopes going on a China mission. His wish was granted when King Louis XIV sent him and five other … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Thomas Gage

In 1648, Thomas Gage published an account of his travels in the new world, the first of its kind to be written in English. In The English American, Gage writes of his travels through what are now the countries of … Continue reading

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