Travels and Adventures, 1435-1439

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Psychology Press, 1926 - History - 260 pages
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'A document of unique interest it is a picture of Europe at a most critical moment of its history, when the Continent was overwhelmed by misery, disease and unrest. A cool observer, without prejudice or excitement Tafur noted the symptoms of decay.' Sunday Times.

This edition, translated and edited by Malcolm Letts, was the first complete translation of Tafur in any language.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION i
1
PROLOGUE
19
GenoaLitigation with certain merchantsSan Lorenzo
27
RomePope Gregory and the FaithfulThe wallsThe Tiber
34
Rome to ViterboPerugiaAssisi Gubbio Meeting with
44
Landing at JaffaJerusalemThe Holy SepulchreThe holy
54
Departure for CyprusRamaJaffaBeyroutColchis
63
Departure from CyprusDamiettaWeasels and carrierpigeons
68
BrusaPeraDeparture from ConSlantinopleTafur rescues
149
ParenzoReturn to VeniceThe fresh pilgrimsTafurs goods
156
Description of FnlaTkt GondolasSt MarksThe Cam
163
Departure from VeniceAn engagement between the Venetians
173
The route for GermanyCrossing the AlpsThe St Gothard
182
CologneThe InnsArchbishop Dietrich von MorsThe
190
BrugesArrasGhentAntwerp 198204
198
Louvain BoisUduc Nymegen Frankfurt Cologne
205

The journey to Mount SinaiTrade in mummyThe MonaSlery
81
The return journey from Mount SinaiNicolo de Conti continues
87
Arrival in CairoThe Slory of Pedro de la RandaAdminiSlra
96
Departure from CairoAlexandriaThe voyage to Cyprus
102
Foyage to ConSlantinopleShipwreckTafur is almoSl drowned
110
ConSlantinopleThe Emperor John PalaeologusTafurs family
117
AdrianopleDescription of the Grand TurkThe Black Sea
126
Return to ConSlantinopleSt SophiaThe RelicsStatue
138
BreslauThe Emperor Albert 11Life at courtThe King
213
Departure from BreslauJourney to ViennaTafur is attacked
219
FerraraThe Pope leaves for FlorenceVeniceA great
225
The homeward journeyRavennaBrindisiThe Straits
231
NOTES 235252
235
INDEX 253261
253
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