Ethiopian Itineraries circa 1400-1524: Including those Collected by Alessandro Zorzi at Venice in the Years 1519-24, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ethiopian Itineraries circa 1400-1524

Including those Collected by Alessandro Zorzi at Venice in the Years 1519-24, 1st Edition

Edited by O.G.S. Crawford

Routledge

262 pages

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Description

Zorzi's Italian text with translation by C. A. Ralegh Radford. Includes a gazetteer for Fra Mauro's map. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1958.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Bibliography; Remarks About the Itineraries: Background of Ethiopia; Iter F, from Jerusalem, circa AD 1400; Iter S, from Cairo to Barara AD 1482; Zorzi's Iter I, from Axum to Cairo (anonymous); Zorzi's Iter II, from Barara to Jerusalem (Brother Zorgi); Zorzi's Iter III, from Barara to Cairo (Brother Raphael); Zorzi's Iter IV, from Ugie and Barara to Mount Sinai and Jerusalem (Brother Thomas of Ganget); The evidence of Brother Antonio of Urvuar and other matters; The evidence of Brother Thomas of Barara. The Zorzi Itineraries, with English translation by C.A. Ralegh Radford: Synopsis; Appendices; Index.

About the Editor

O.G.S. Crawford

About the Series

Hakluyt Society, Second Series

Routledge is pleased to be the publisher for the Hakluyt Society.

The Hakluyt Society has for its object the advancement of knowledge and education, particularly in relation to the understanding of world history. The society publishes scholarly editions of primary sources on the 'Voyages and Travels' undertaken by individuals from many parts of the globe. These address the geography, ethnology and natural history of the regions visited, covering all continents and every period over the last two thousand years. Such texts, many previously available only in manuscript or in unedited publications in languages other than English, are the essential records of the stages of inter-continental and inter-cultural encounter.

Established in 1846, the Society has to date published over 350 volumes. All editions are in English. Although a substantial number of the Society's past editions relate to British ventures, with documentary sources in English, the majority concern non-British enterprises and are based on texts in languages other than English. Material originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or Dutch has regularly appeared, material in Russian, Greek, Latin, Ethiopic, Chinese, Persian or Arabic occasionally.

All editions contain an introduction and scholarly annotation, giving both the general reader and the student a degree of assistance in understanding the material and providing guidance on the relevance of the episodes described, within the context of global development and world history. Volumes are often generously furnished with maps and contemporary illustrations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS037040
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century