Commentaries of Ruy Freyre de Andrada
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First published in 1930. 'The Broadway Travellers consolidates its already high reputation by issuing this volume...' Spectator This is the first translation of the Commentarios since original publication in 1647. Copies of the original are very rare yet the work covers an historically significant period, describing the operations leading up to the capture from the Portuguese of Ormuz, in the Persian Gulf, by an Anglo-Persian force. Of importance in the history of the rise of the Indian Empire, this is the first printed account of the Portuguese version of the affair. The appendices include many previously unpublished Portuguese documents, the most important of which is the full Journal of Edward Monnox, who was present throughout the operations.show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 21.34mm | 476g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138867640
  • 9781138867642

Table of contents

Volume 11. Departure of Ruy Freyre from Lisbon2. Of how he arrived at Mocambique 3. Of how he left Mocambique4. Of how he arrived at Ormuz and dealt with the work of the Fortress of Queixome5. Of how the Armada arrived at the Cape of Iasques6. How the ships of England arrived, and how our fleet went to encounter them7. Concerning the deliberation of the English8. How Ruy Freyre arrived at Ormuz9. How the Fleet arrived at the island of Queixome10. How the Persians encamped11. Of our spies that were captured from the Persians and of the news which they gave12. Of how the Captain-Major Ruy Freyre sent Miguel Botelho with 5 and 20 galliots to hinder the passage of the Persian army13. Of how the Captain-Major completed the Fortress14. What the Captain-Major ordered concerning the ransom of the Sheiks, and concerning Iulufar15. Of what passed between the Captain-Major and Miragonadim16. How the General Habadulacao arrived with the Persian Army and besieged the Fortress17. Of the great assault that the Captain Balthezar de Chaves made on the enemy camp, and of a miraculous occurrence that two Persians came to relate in the Fortress18. Departure of Balthezar de Chaves19. Of the warning that was received about a mine20. How the Captain-Major sent Balthezar de Chaves against the port of Iasques21. How the Captain-Major sent to the Cape of Iasques to watch for the English Fleet22. How Balthezar de Chaves fell upon the Fortress of Lafeta and destroyed it23. How Simao de Mello arrived from India with the Succour-Fleet and Domingos Pirez with news of the English Fleet24. How Andre Coutinho arrived with news of the English ships25. How the English disembarked the artillery and fortified themselves ashire26. How the General Abadulacao attacked the fortress a second time27. How the Portuguese replied unto the English28. How the fleet of oared vessels arrived29. How the English signed the capitulationsVolume 230. Of how the loss of the fortress of Queixome was learnt in Ormuz31. How the Persians and English came upon Ormuz32. How the Persians entered the City and sacked it33. Of the fortification that the Persians made in the City34. How the galleons were laid up35. How the Persians minted the bastion of Santiago36. Our men countermine a Persian mine37. The Persians fire their second mine38. The Enemy captures the Bastion of Santiago39. Dom Manoel de Sousa arrives at Ormuz40. The English propose a parley. The Fortress is surrendered to them41. The Cao of Xiras takes possession of the Fortress of Ormuz42. Ruy Freyre escapes from the English at Surat43. Ruy Freyre arrives at Goa44. The Gneral Ruy Freyre fall upon the Fortress of Soar45. The General Ruy Freyre continues the Arabian War46. The General lays siege to Ormuz47. The General founds a custom-house in the Fortress of Congo48. The General Ruy Freire returns to Persia, makes a custom-house in Congo. Ch 49 - News comes of Dom Goncalo da Silveyra50. The General goes to Goa. His deathshow more