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 Lendas da Índia
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Lendas da Índia

‘Legends of India’

Gaspar Correia

Date: 1551-61

Original Language: Portuguese


It is known that Gaspar Correia started on Lendas da Índia after he had completed the Chronicas dos reys de Portugal, in which he followed the history of the kings of Portugal up to 1533. He may have begun to gather material for Lendas after this, and brought it together by 1550. In the Prologue, he mentions that his sources include ‘some memo…

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Avelar, Ana Paula, “ Lendas da Índia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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