Em Nome De Deus: The Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco Da Gama to India, 1497-1499

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Vasco Da Gama, Glenn Joseph Ames
BRILL, 2009 - History - 182 pages
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The voyage of Vasco da Gama to India (1497-1499) was one of the seminal events of the Renaissance period. An anonymous Journal kept by a member of his fleet has long served as the main documentary source for accounts of this voyage. Strangely, there has only been one English translation of this important document, published more than a century ago. This book provides a new, updated English translation of the Journal with extensive editorial notes and appendices which encompass and reflect changes in the historiography over the last century on Vasco da Gama and his first voyage. In doing so, it examines initial Portuguese impressions when confronted by the cultures of Africa and India during this period.
 

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Contents

Background to the Voyage
1
The Voyage
33
Across the Arabian Sea
69
The Return Voyage
97
The Kingdoms to the South of Calicut
113
The Language of Calicut
121
Appendices
125
Bibliography
171
Index
177
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About the author (2009)

Glenn J. Ames, Ph.D. (1987) in History, University of Minnesota, is Professor of History at The University of Toledo. He has published extensively on the Age of Discoveries and European expansion to Asia, including "Vasco da Gama: Renaissance Crusader" (2005) and "The Globe Encompassed: The Age of European Discovery" (2008).

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