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Pedro Paez’s History of Ethiopia, 1622: Volumes I-II

Religion


by
Isabel Boavida (Editor)

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 966 pages

File size: 20.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This book, in two volumes, contains the first English translation, with introduction and annotation, of the Historia da Etiopia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Paez, 1564-1622, who worked in the Portuguese missions, first in India and then in Ethiopia, long thought to be the kingdom of the legendary Prester John. Paez’s learned but often polemical work is a major contribution to the political, social, cultural and religious history of Ethiopia in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and to the history of early Portuguese and Spanish missions in Africa and India, and West European attempts to come to terms with non-European cultures.

This book, in two volumes, contains the first English translation, with introduction and annotation, of the Historia da Etiopia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Paez, 1564-1622, who worked in the Portuguese missions, first in India and then in Ethiopia, long thought to be the kingdom of the legendary Prester John. Paez’s learned but often polemical work is a major contribution to the political, social, cultural and religious history of Ethiopia in… (more)

This book, in two volumes, contains the first English translation, with introduction and annotation, of the Historia da Etiopia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Paez, 1564-1622, who worked in the Portuguese missions, first in India and then in Ethiopia, long thought to be the kingdom of the legendary Prester John. Paez’s learned but often polemical work is a major contribution to the political, social, cultural and religious history of Ethiopia in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and to the history of early Portuguese and Spanish missions in Africa and India, and West European attempts to come to terms with non-European cultures.

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