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Chronica de Susenyos, Rei de Ethiopia.

PEREIRA, Francisco Maria Esteves, ed.

Published by Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1892-1900., 1900
Soft cover
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2 volumes. Large 8°, recent half green sheep over machine-marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, gilt letter, decorated endleaves, top edges tinted green, other edges uncut; original printed wrappers bound in (repaired). Partially unopened. Some browning, mostly light, a bit more around some edges. Overall in very good condition. (5 ll.), xlvi, (168 ll.); (1 l.), vii pp., (1 l.), 663 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Edited from the only known manuscript; text in Ethiopic (volume I) and Portuguese (volume II). The chronicle was begun by Abba Meherka Dengel and continued by Takla Selase, surnamed Tino.Susenyos (1572 - 7 September 1632) reigned from 1606 to 1632 as Malak Sagad III. Manuel de Almeida, the Portuguese Jesuit who lived in Ethiopia during Susenyos's reign, described him as "tall, with the features of a man of quality, large handsome eyes, pointed nose and an ample and well groomed beard. He was wearing a tunic of crimson velvet down to the knee, breeches of the Moorish style, a sash or girdle of many large pieces of fine gold, and an outer coat of damask of the same colour, like a capelhar". Susenyos' reign is perhaps best known as the brief period in Ethiopian history when Roman Catholic Christianity became the official religion. The Emperor became interested in Catholicism, in part due to Pedro Páez's persuasion, but also hoping for military help from Portugal and Spain (in union at the time of Susenyos's reign).*** Innocêncio Aditamentos, p. 142. Welsh 5264. NUC: DLC, IEN, CtY, OCl. Bookseller Inventory # 35238

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Title: Chronica de Susenyos, Rei de Ethiopia.

Publisher: Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1892-1900.

Publication Date: 1900

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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