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 Decades of the Newe Worlde, or West Indies
(1,727 words)

De orbe novo decades


Richard Eden

Date: 1555

Original Language: English


Eden’s Decades of the New World gives an English translation of the first three books of Pietro Martire d’Anghiera's Latin De orbe novo decades, using the 1533 edition. It also translates the first part of Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes’s La historia general de las Indias (1535), and gives an abridged account of Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage of circumnavigation. The whole book is 446 pages lon…

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Bennett, Clinton, “ Decades of the Newe Worlde, or West Indies”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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