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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: Lebna-Dengel, Negus of Ethiopia; Francisco Alvares; Francisco Álvares
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cates Baldridge
ISBN: 9780786468003 0786468009
OCLC Number: 761851452
Description: x, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 News from Nowhere 7 --
2 Stalking a Phantom 25 --
3 The Lake of Fire 47 --
4 Strangers in a Strange Land 68 --
5 The Far Pavilions 89 --
6 The King and I 110 --
7 After Strange Gods 134 --
8 Divided We Fall 156 --
9 The Magic Mountain 178 --
10 The Last Crusade 201 --
11 Sermons in Stone 232 --
12 Duty's Prisoner 259.
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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