Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Francisco Álvares
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Francisco Álvares (also Álvarez) was a chaplain, writer and ambassador, well-known for his work on 16th-century Ethiopia, Verdadeira informaçam das terras do Prese Joam das Indias. Neither the date nor the place of his birth is known with certainty. The preface to one of the versions of the Verdadeira informaçam (Vatican Library, Codex Ottobonianus Lat. 1104; see Beckingham and Huntingrford, The Prester John of the Indies, p. 33) sa…

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Martinez, Andreu, “Francisco Álvares”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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