Commentaries of Ruy Freyre De Andrada (Broadway Travellers) by C. R. Boxer

By C. R. Boxer

First released in 1930. 'The Broadway guests consolidates its already excessive attractiveness through issuing this volume...' SpectatorThis is the 1st translation of the Commentarios when you consider that unique booklet in 1647. Copies of the unique are very infrequent but the paintings covers an traditionally major interval, describing the operations best as much as the catch from the Portuguese of Ormuz, within the Persian Gulf, through an Anglo-Persian strength. Of value within the background of the increase of the Indian Empire, this can be the 1st revealed account of the Portuguese model of the affair.The appendices contain many formerly unpublished Portuguese records, an important of that's the complete magazine of Edward Monnox, who used to be current through the operations.

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To the Portuguese, on the other hand, the blow was indeed a bitter one, and largely contributed to accelerate their inevitable ruin; yet in the darkest hours of the decadence of their power, there were some who were not found wanting in the hour of trial, and whose heroic worthily upheld the acquired by their "" ancestors of the early sixteenth century. Nor is the of the taking of Ormuz merely an echo "of old unhappy far-off things, and battles long ago," for the consequences of this are with us to this day, and the of the operations previous to the capture of the place affords several illuminating examples of the dangers which arise from the of the Principles of Warfare, whether by land or sea.

In the preparation of this work I have received much encouragement and from various friends, to whom I take this opportunity of rendering my thanks. Denison Ross I owe a great debt for their and advice prior to my commencing the work. Capitão de Fregata Quirino da Fonseca and Mr. Anderson have given me valuable help in with some of the more knotty points of seventeenth-century Portuguese naval technicalities, and have saved me from committing several blunders; those which remain in this are my own.

Translation is a thankless task at all times, and in this case it was not helped by the flowing and watery favoured by the Portuguese writer, whose tion moreover was capricious in the extreme. Nor were his shortcomings helped by the carelessness of the proof reader and the negligence of the printer, but I that those who are able to compare this translation with the original will not find it altogether wanting. not doubting that the work would have been better done by the hand of so accomplished a Portuguese scholar as Professor , yet I that the amount of material I have from printed and manuscript sources, will render this book a useful contribution to the long and glorious of both England and Portugal in Asia.

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