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 Mongolicae legationis commentarius
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Mongolicae legationis commentarius

‘Account of the mission to the Mogul’'The first mission to Akbar'

Antonio Monserrate

Date: 7 January 1591

Original Language: Latin


Monserrate had written a detailed account of the first visit of the Jesuit delegation to the court of Akbar. Upon his return to Goa, he resolved to re-write his notes, this time in Latin. The process took a number of years, and was finally completed while he was still being…

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Guenther, Alan, “ Mongolicae legationis commentarius”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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