Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Tomé Pires
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According to Armando Cortesão, the translator of the Paris manuscript of his work into English, Tomé Pires was born in Lisbon about 1468. His father was reportedly an apothecary to King João II and he himself was ‘an apothecary to Prince Afonso, son of King João II’. Cortesão suggests that it was as a widower that he left Portugal in April 1511, arriving in India in Sep…

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Nicholls, Ruth J., “Tomé Pires”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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