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 Suma oriental que trata do Mar Roxo até aos Chins
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‘The Suma oriental, from the Red Sea to China’

Tomé Pires

Date: 1512-15

Original Language: Portuguese


The Suma oriental as it exists in the MS Paris is an imperfectly copied and poorly bound version from about 1611. The work appears to have been written as a report to King Manuel of Portugal, though according to Cortesão, its translator and editor, it may have appeared in shorter versions. The English translati…

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Nicholls, Ruth J., “ Suma oriental que trata do Mar Roxo até aos Chins”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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