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Documentos arabicos para a historia portugueza copiados dos originaes de Torre do Tombo .

SOUSA, Joćo de.

Published by Lisbon, Na Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1790., 1790
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4°, later plain wrappers. Woodcut arms of Academia Real das Sciencias on title page. Parallel columns in Arabic and Portuguese. Some very minor soiling on title page. Otherwise clean; crisp, uncut, unopened; in fine condition. (4 ll.), 190 pp., (1 l. advertisement). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of the Arabic text and Portuguese translation of official state correspondence between North African and Arabian rulers and D. Manoel (1495-1521), D. João III (1521-1557) and their factors. Concentrating on the period between 1503 and 1528, these 58 letters treat territorial disputes, diplomatic negotiations, and the jurisdiction, compatibility and applicability of the Arabic and Portuguese legal systems. The main focus, however, is the East Indian trade: this involved the settlement of private and Crown debts, the protection of Christian merchants in Africa and India and of Arab traders in Portuguese dominions, the safe passage of goods and persons along recognized shipping lanes, and armed reprisals for personal injury. João de Sousa, who edited and translated these documents, was born in Damascus, Syria, and became the first professor of Arabic at the University of Lisbon, as well as a frequently published member of the Academia Real das Sciencias.*** Innocêncio IV, 41-42. Palha 2777. Schnurrer, Bibliotheca arabica 186. Krek, Typographia arabica p. 36, nº 3. Streit XVII, 6441. Bookseller Inventory # 35216

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Title: Documentos arabicos para a historia ...

Publisher: Lisbon, Na Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1790.

Publication Date: 1790

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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