Akbar and the Jesuits

Akbar and the Jesuits : An Account of the Jesuit Missions to the Court of Akbar

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First published in 1926. 'These documents are full of intimate interest' Times Literary Supplement 'A serious and intensely interesting piece of work' The Guardian The Jesuit missionaries were some of the earliest Europeans to find their way into the Mogul empire in the sixteenth century. Spending more years at Akbar's court than others did months, and traversing his dominions from Lahore to Kabul, and from Kashmir to the Deccan, they undoubtedly sowed the seeds of British influence in the East. Reproducing, or summarizing the most valuable of the missionaries' letters written prior to 1610, this volume makes available the illegible and scattered primary sources on the reign of the Emperor Akbar, and as such, forms the earliest European description of the Mogul Empire.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 19.05mm | 408g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138862754
  • 9781138862753

Table of contents

1. Akbar, the Great Mogul2. The First Mission to Mogor3. 'What is Truth?'4. Father Rudolf Aquaviva5. The Second Mission6. Dispatch of Third Mission7. The Fathers at Court8. On Tour with the King9. At the Seat of War10. An Embassy to Goa11. Father Pigneiro at Lahore, 1600-112. The Confidence Trick13. Some Notable Conversions14. A Brave Champion15. An Imperial Farman16. A Miraculous Picture17. Events of the Year 160218. Prince Salim19. Persecution of the Fathers20. The Death of Akbar
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