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Albuquerque: Caesar of the East. Selected Texts by Afonso de Albuquerque and His Son

Albuquerque: Caesar of the East. Selected Texts by Afonso de Albuquerque and His Son (Paperback)

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Of all the remarkable people who first opened up the rest of the world to the Europeans Columbus, Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Pizarro and Cortes Afonso de Albuquerque, governor of Portuguese India from 1509 to 1515, was one of the most astonishing. He was a commander of bold strategic conceptions, a far-sighted administrator and in addition a talented writer, whose dispatches to King Manuel contain a wealth of spontaneous narrative, description and pungent comment.

Caesar of the East is a specially edited anthology, based on the original Portuguese texts, of selections from these dispatches, or Cartas , and from the Comentarios (Commentaries) written by Albuquerque's son, also called Afonso, about his father's career, with new English translations of both. In the introduction Dr Villiers evaluates the part that Albuquerque played in the foundation of the Portuguese empire in Asia, and Dr Earle provides a literary analysis of the contrasting styles of the Cartas and the Comentarios , where the father's informality and spontaneity contrast fascinatingly with his son's carefully contrived and highly literary narrative. Historical and geographical notes help the reader to understand the text.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyScience & MathematicsGeographyGeographical discovery & exploration Publisher: Liverpool University Press Publication Date: 01/01/1990 ISBN-13: 9780856684883  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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T F Earle is Director of Portuguese Studies at the University of Oxford and the author of two books about another great sixteenth century Portuguese, Antonio Ferreira. John Villiers, since gaining his doctorate in Portuguese history at the University of Cambridge, has specialised in the study of the Portuguese empire in the East and the maritime history of Southeast Asia, on which he has published numerous books and articles. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a member of the Council of the Hakluyt Society.

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