The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea

Vol. I

Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,906 / 241 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.1
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 337
Added to site: 2011.10.27
mnybks.net#: 30932
Genre: History
Advertisement

This first part includes about half the text of the chronicle and an introduction to Azurara, his life and work.

Show Excerpt

at, in both civil and criminal cases, they were exempt from the jurisdiction of the Royal Courts, and subject only to those of their Order, which had all the old prerogatives of those of the Temple and Calatrava, together with such as had been granted it by name.[14]

[Footnote 11: So says Corrêa da Serra--Ineditos, vol. ii, p. 207.]

[Footnote 12: Vide Ruy de Pina, Chronica de D. Duarte, ch. 8.]

[Footnote 13: Because Azurara is found to have been the son of a Canon, it does not necessarily follow that he was illegitimate, and, in fact, no letters of legitimation exist in respect of him.]

[Footnote 14: Definiçoẽs e Estatutos dos Cavalleiros e Freires da Ordem de N. S. Jesu Cristo com a historia da origem & principio della. Lisbon, 1628.]

According to one authority, Azurara began his career as author in the reign of D. Duarte by compiling a detailed catalogue of the Miracles of the Holy Const

Cover image for

Download


show mobile phone QR code

Donate a small amount via Paypal below or read about some other ways that you can support ManyBooks.