European Perceptions of Foregin Lands
Sebe, Berny. "The Making of British and French Legends of Exploration, 1821-1914." In Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World, edited by Dane Kennedy, 109-131. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Withers, Charles. “Travel and Trust in the Eighteenth Century.” L’invitation au Voyage: Studies in Honour of Peter France. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2000: 47-54.
James Bruce's Travel Narrative
Baker, Samuel W. The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1868.
Reid, J.M. Traveller Extraordinary: The Life of James Bruce of Kinnaird. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1968: 310.
Other Travel Narratives
Beaglehold, J.C. “On the Character of Captain James Hook.” The Geographical Journal Vol. 122 No. 4 (1956): 417-429.
Finnis, Bill. Captain James Cook: Seaman and Scientist. London: Chaucer Press, 2003.
Hugh, Richard Alexander. Captain James Cook: A Biography. New York: W.W.Norton & Co., 1995.
Reception and Credibility
Leask, Nigel. “Curious Narrative and the Problem of Credit: James Bruce’s Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile.” In Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing, 1770-1840, 54-101. Oxford University Press.
Mitsein, Rebekah. “’Come and Triumph with Your Don Quijote’: Or, How James Bruce Travelled to Discover the Nile but Found Scotland Instead.” Studies in Travel Writing 18, no. 1 (2014): 1-17.
Mitsein, Rebekah. What the Abyssinian Liar Can Tell Us about True Stories: Knowledge, Skepticism, and James Bruce's Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, 1-5. 2015.
Moorefield, Arthur. “James Bruce: Ethnomusicologist or Abyssinian Lyre?” Journal of the American Musicological Society 28, no. 3 (1975): 493-514.
Nahari, Galit. "Credibility Judgment of Narratives: Language, Plausability and Absorption." The American Journal of Psychology 123, no. 3 (2010): 319-35. Accessed May 20, 2015.
Ullendorf, Edward. "James Bruce of Kinniard." The Scottish Historical Review 32, no. 114 (1953): 128-43.