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 The Jesuits in 17th-century Japan. Literature on Muslims and Islam
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The Jesuits in 17th-century Japan: Literature on Muslims and Islam

Date: 1614-29

Original Language: French and Portuguese

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Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509-83) was a Portuguese explorer associated with the Jesuit missionaries. His Peregrinaçam was edited and published posthumously in 1614, after which it was translated into a number of European languages. A series of Pinto’s claims have proved controversial, and some are believed to be semi-fictional…

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Morris, James Harry, “ The Jesuits in 17th-century Japan. Literature on Muslims and Islam”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_30427>



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