Albuquerque : Caesar of the East : Selected texts by Afonso de Albuquerque and his son

By: ALBUQUERQUE, Alfonso de EARLE, T. F. VILLIERS, John

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ALBUQUERQUE, Alfonso de. Albuquerque : Caesar of the East : Selected texts by Afonso de Albuquerque and his son. Edited with a Translation, Introduction and Notes by T.F. Earle & John Villiers. Warminster, England : Aris & Phillips, (1990). Pp (4),[v]-xii,1-308. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, illustrated white card covers, lettered in red and black. "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 inaddition a talented writer, whose dispatches to King Manuel contain a weal th of spontaneous narrative, description and pungent comment. Caesar of theEast is a specially edited anthology, based on the original Portuguese tex ts, 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." (from the back cover). Contents : Preface. Introduction: Faithful servant and ungrateful master; History, rhetoric and intertextuality. Chapter I: Ormuz. Chapter II: Malacca.Chapter III: The Return to India. Chapter VI: Benasterim. Chapter V: Aden and the Red Sea. Chapter VI: The Last Days of Albuquerque. Family Tree. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Bilingual (English and Portugiese) texts. Spine browned, else very good. 25.00

Title: Albuquerque : Caesar of the East : Selected texts by Afonso de Albuquerque and his son

Author Name: ALBUQUERQUE, Alfonso de EARLE, T. F. VILLIERS, John

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Publisher: Aris & Phillips, Warminster, England, 1990, ISBN:0856684880:

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Keywords: PORTUGAL HISTORY INDIA PORTUGUESE COLONIES,