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 Crónica do descobrimento & conquista da Guiné
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Crónica do Guiné

‘Chronicle of the discovery and conquest of Guinea’

Gomes Eanes de Zurara

Date: 1453

Original Language: Portuguese


Zurara composed his chronicle at the behest of King Afonso V of Portugal, to whom he dedicates the work. He relates the history of the expeditions along the west coast of Africa between 1434 and 1447, emphasizing the role played by the Portuguese kings and in particular by Prince Henr…

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Tolan, John, “ Crónica do descobrimento & conquista da Guiné”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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