Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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João de Barros
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João de Barros, a great historian as well as a pioneer of the systematisation of Portuguese grammar, was born the illegitimate son of the fidalgo or nobleman Lopo de Barros. He was educated at the court of King Manuel I during the period of the golden age of Portuguese discoveries. At the young age of 20, he composed a novel of chivalry, the Chronicle of Emperador Clarimundo, dedicated to the prince Dom João, who, after ascending …

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Maruyama, Toru, “João de Barros”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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