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 Expeditio Aethiopica, and letters
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‘Ethiopian expedition’, and letters

Afonso Mendes

Date: 1622-55

Original Language: Latin


Afonso Mendes’ Expeditio Aethiopica, written in Latin, is primarily concerned with ecclesiastical matters, but includes a description of his journey through the Danakil dessert, which is especially relevant to the question of Muslim-Christian relations. It seems that Mendes worked on this book until 1654. In one of his last letters, which M…

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Cohen, Leonardo, “ Expeditio Aethiopica, and letters”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>

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