The Travels of Mendes Pinto by Fernão Mendes Pinto

The Travels of Mendes Pinto

byFernão Mendes Pinto, Rebecca D. Catz

Kobo ebook | May 24, 2013

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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
Title:The Travels of Mendes PintoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2013Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226923231

ISBN - 13:9780226923239

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