The Three Voyages of Vasco de Gama, and His Viceroyalty; From the Lendas Da India of Gaspar Correa

The Three Voyages of Vasco de Gama, and His Viceroyalty; From the Lendas Da India of Gaspar Correa

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...persuaded and bribed the Catual to thwurt the Portuguese; and the first thing ho did was to prohibit the Portuguese from going out of their house on the bench into the town, giving as a reason the danger of their getting into a quarrel with the Moors. Vasco da Gama, seeing these delays, asked to be dismissed without any cargo of spices, since it was sufficient for him to bring back news to the King of Portugal, aud Monzaide advised him to get away before the large Arab ships arrived from the Red Sea. The Catual then iuformed the Zamorin that in general all the people in Calicut who came from the west said that the Portuguese were corsairs rather than merchants, that they were men banished from their own country, and that the letters which they had given under the name of cmboesago Were a fiction to conceal their infamy as vagabonds, that it was not in reason that a king so distant as was the west of tho country of the Franks should send an embassy which bad no other foundation than a desire for friendship with the King of Calecut; and this very circumstance showed that it could not be, for one reason for friendship was communication between persons, and assistance in action, AUDIENCE Or THE ZAM0RIN. 201 was conducting bim to the King's palaco. Tho Catu.il wont leisurely, because eight men whom tho captain-major took and in this case there was the great difference between their respective creeds, and the distance between the states: and a king so great and powerful as the King of Portugal was represented by them to be, gave a bad sign of his power in the present which he had sent, which waa rather that of a simple merchant, and any merchant from the Straits gave a better one: they had brought no goods in proof of their being merchants, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763963
  • 9781236763969