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The University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary / Diccionario Universidad de Chicago Ingles-Espanol,9780226666952

The University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary / Diccionario Universidad de Chicago Ingles-Espanol

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6th
ISBN13:

9780226666952

ISBN10:
0226666956
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/1/2012
Publisher(s):
Univ of Chicago Pr
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This text, ostensibly the autobiography of Portugese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto, came second only to Marco Polo's work in exciting Europe's imagination of the Orient. Chronicling adventures from Ethiopia to Japan, Travels covers twenty years of Mendes Pinto's odyssey as a soldier, a merchant, a diplomat, a slave, a pirate, and a missionary, and continues to overwhelm questions about its source with the sheer enjoyment of its narrative."[T]here is plenty here for the modern reader. . . . The vivid descriptions of swashbuckling military campaigns and exotic locations make this a great adventure story. . . . Mendes Pinto may have been a sensitive eyewitness, or a great liar, or a brilliant satirist, but he was certainly more than a simple storyteller."-Stuart Schwartz, The New York Times

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Europe under Charles V Flowering of the Renaissance Spain under Philip II Portugal under Manuel I and John III Publication History of the Book Translations Summary of the Text Influences
The Historical Author Satire and the Fictive Author A Note on Translation
The Early Years
The Passage to India
A Renegade in the Red Sea
The Land of Prester John
Captive in Mocha
On the Slave Block
The Siege of Diu
Impressment at Sea
The Queen of Honowar
Defeat at Honowar
The Queen's Treachery
Departure for Malacca
The Battak Envoy
Through the Jungles of Sumatra
At the Court of the Battak
Observing the Battak at War
The Battak Army in Retreat
The Battak's Warning
A Malay Tyrant
The Elusive Isle of Gold
The Elusive Isle of Gold
The Ambassador from Aaru
Shipwrecked off the Island of Sumatra
Captive in Siak
Back in Malacca
The Achinese Threat to Portuguese Power
The Death of the King of Aaru
The Queen of Aaru Seeks Revenge
The Queen of Aaru in Malacca
The Queen of Aaru Departs in Anger
Jantana Lays Claim to Aaru
Jantana and Achin at War
Rescue at Sea
Tomé Lobo in Danger
Murder of the King of Pahang
Disaster in the Harbor ofLugor
Lady of the Swamp
Antonio de Faria Swears Vengeance
In Search ofKhojaHassim
Pirates off the Coast of Champa
Exploring Champa
Night Raid off Hainan Island
The Armenian's Story
The Pearl Fishers of Quemoy
Gathering Information in Hainan
Encounter with a Chinese Pirate
The Unlucky Bride
No Word of the Lord
Problems Unloading the Cargo
Victory in theMadelRiver
The Corsair's Confession
King of the Sea
Shipwreck off the Isle ofThieves
Marooned
A Precocious Child
Partners in Piracy
News ofKhojaHassim
Preparations for the Attack
A Glorious Victory
After the Battle
Grounded on the Coast of China
The Storm's Ravages
The Prisoners ofNouday
The Mandarin's Reply
The Sack ofNouday
Pirates at the Gates of Ning-po
A Message from Ning-po
Antonio de Faria's Reception in Ning-po
The Vicar of Ning-po
A Banquet in Honor of Antonio de Faria
The Voyage toCalempluy
A Doubtful Course
Of Men and Beasts
Similau Disappears
The Fabulous Isle ofCalempluy
Desecration of the Tombs
The Old Hermit ofCalempluy
The Hermit Spreads the Alarm
Antonio de Faria Meets His End
Castaways in China
The Wayside Shelter
Thrown to the Leeches
An Upper-Class Chinese Family
Arrested inTaypor
Transferred to Nanking
Legal Aid for the Poor
A Letter of Recommendation
The City of Nanking
The Pagoda ofPocasser
The Great Albuquerque Defamed
Inez de Leiria
The Legend ofNancá
The Child Prophet
The Founding of Peking
The Great Wall of China
The Submer
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