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 Os Lusíadas
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Os Lusíadas

‘The Lusiads’


Date: 1572

Original Language: Portuguese


Os Lusíadas is an epic work, generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. Its title comes from Lusíadas, ‘Portuguese’, deriving from the Roman name for Portugal, Lusitania. It describes the explorations of the Portuguese and the voyage of Vasco da Gama on his discovery of the route to India, and it is also an account of the intense battle of Catholic C…

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Melis, Nicola , “ Os Lusíadas”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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