Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Gomes Eanes de Zurara
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The illegitimate son of a canon of Coimbra and Evora, Gomes Eanes de Zurara worked at the court of King Duarte of Portugal (1433-38) as a curator of the royal archives. During the reign of Afonso V (1438-81), he was knighted and eventually became the kingdom’s chief chronicler. He composed a number of chronicles narrating the reigns of the Portuguese kings and in partic…

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Tolan, John, “Gomes Eanes de Zurara”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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