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Portuguese Encounters with the World in the Age of the Discoveries: Portuguese Encounters with the World in the Age of the Discoveries


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China and Macau

China and Macau

1st Edition

Clive Willis
October 27, 2017

In 1513 the Portuguese became the first Europeans to establish a maritime route to China. Their motives were a combination of a quest for trade and territory, and a desire to promote Christianity in the region. This anthology of translated extracts of first-hand accounts by contemporary travellers...

East Africa

East Africa

1st Edition

Malyn Newitt
September 18, 2002

The Portuguese appear to have been the first European visitors to encounter East Africa, with the arrival of a lone traveller, Pero da Covilham, in c.1491. Covilham left no account of his experiences, so Vasco da Gama had little idea of what to expect when he led his first voyage to the region in...

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