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A critical study of the rare historical documents that lay behind the narratives of Joseph the Indian in the 1500s.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-770-8
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jun 4,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 363
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-770-8
$173.00
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Shortly after Vasco da Gama reached India by sea in 1498, an Indian priest named Joseph boarded a ship in India that was bound for Europe. Joseph's tales of his native India were recorded by a European. In his narratives, he described the socio-economic and cultural life of India as well as the geography of many places including Cranganore, Calcutta, Cochin, Gujarat, Cambay, and others. During the 16th century, some 20 editions of Joseph's narratives were published in Latin, Italian, German, French and Dutch. In India In 1500 AD: The Narratives of Joseph the Indian, Antony Vallavanthara gives a critical study of the rare historical documents that lay behind the narratives.

Shortly after Vasco da Gama reached India by sea in 1498, an Indian priest named Joseph boarded a ship in India that was bound for Europe. Joseph's tales of his native India were recorded by a European. In his narratives, he described the socio-economic and cultural life of India as well as the geography of many places including Cranganore, Calcutta, Cochin, Gujarat, Cambay, and others. During the 16th century, some 20 editions of Joseph's narratives were published in Latin, Italian, German, French and Dutch. In India In 1500 AD: The Narratives of Joseph the Indian, Antony Vallavanthara gives a critical study of the rare historical documents that lay behind the narratives.

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Rev. Antony Vallavanthara, CMI

  • PREFACE (page 5)
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 9)
  • FOREWORD (page 13)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 17)
  • PART I Sources of the Narratives of Joseph the Indian (page 23)
  • Search into the Sources (page 25)
  • PART II Joseph the Indian and his Narratives (page 77)
  • Joseph and His Narratives (page 79)
  • PART III The Texts of the Narratives of Joseph the Indian (page 125)
  • The Three Texts (page 127)
  • PART IV India in 1500 AD as described by Joseph the Indian (page 159)
  • The Narratives of Joseph the Indian (page 161)
  • The Narratives of Joseph the Indian The Italian and Latin Texts and Translations (page 167)
  • The Narratives of Joseph the Indian Dutch Text and Translation (page 241)
  • Notes and Comments (page 283)
  • Appendix I (page 315)
  • Appendix II (page 332)
  • Appendix III (page 336)
  • Bibliography (page 348)
  • Index (page 358)
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