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Prisoners of Prester John : the Portuguese mission to Ethiopia in search of the mythical king, 1520-1526

Author: Cates Baldridge
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chronicles Portugal's 16th century final attempt to locate the mythical kingdom of Prester John (a Christian nation rumored to be somewhere amidst pagans and Muslims), a six-year odyssey in Ethiopia resulting in collision with an isolated Christian kingdom. Summarizes Prester John myth and efforts it spawned. Focuses on the Ethiopian mission's chronicler, Father Francisco Álvares"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Francisco Alvares; Francisco Álvares; Johannes, Presbyter
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cates Baldridge
ISBN: 9780786468003 0786468009
OCLC Number: 761851452
Description: x, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Cates Baldridge.

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"Chronicles Portugal's 16th century final attempt to locate the mythical kingdom of Prester John (a Christian nation rumored to be somewhere amidst pagans and Muslims), a six-year odyssey in Ethiopia resulting in collision with an isolated Christian kingdom. Summarizes Prester John myth and efforts it spawned. Focuses on the Ethiopian mission's chronicler, Father Francisco Álvares"--Provided by publisher.

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