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GOUVEIA, António de.
Portuguese Catholic subjugation of ancient Christians in India's Malabar Coast
Jornada do Arcebispo de Goa Dom Frey Aleixo de Menezes primaz da India Oriental, ...With: (2) MENESES, Aleixo de. Synodo diocesano da Igreia Bispado de Angamaledo dos antigos Christaõs de Sam Thome das Serras do Malavar das partes da India Oriental.Coimbra, Diego Gomez de Loureyro, 1606. 2 complementary works in 1 volume. Folio. The first work with the large woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee Agostinho de Jesus (Pedro de Castro), Archbishop of Braga in Portugal on title-page, the second with a woodcut basket of flowers and cast vine leaf ornaments, each in a border made up of cast fleurons. Further with 4 woodcut headpieces and tailpieces (including a headpiece on the second title-page) plus repeats, and numerous woodcut decorated initials (about 10 series). Later calf, gold-tooled spine. [6], 152; [2], 62, [9], [1 blank] ll. Rare first edition, in the original Portuguese, of a detailed eye-witness account of the travels and religious work of Aleixo de Menezes (1559-1617), Archbishop of Goa, by António de Gouveia (ca. 1568/75-1628), who accompanied him during much of his work on India's Malabar coast. It gives special emphasis to his subjugation of the Saint Thomas Christians to Rome. This community had been established in Malabar in the first centuries of the first millennia (supposedly by Saint Thomas in the first century) and had been part of the Eastern Christian Church, sometimes called "Nestorian", which followed the Chaldean of Syriac rite and had close ties with Persia. Its existence was unknown to Europeans until Vasco da Gama came to India in 1498. The present … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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