Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 A Documentary History

ISBN-10: 0521159148
ISBN-13: 9780521159142
Edition: 2010
Authors: Malyn Newitt
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Description: This title presents documents that illustrate aspects of the encounters between the Portuguese and the peoples of North and West Africa from 1400 to 1650.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 266
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This title presents documents that illustrate aspects of the encounters between the Portuguese and the peoples of North and West Africa from 1400 to 1650.

MALYN NEWITT is a senior lecturer in the Department of History at Exeter University and author of numerous articles and book, including Portuguese Settlement on the Zambezi and Portugal in Africa.

List of Maps
Preface
Introduction
The Portuguese in Morocco
The Portuguese celebrate Mass in the mosque in Ceuta, 1415
Christians and Moors - single combat in the struggle to control Ceuta during the Moroccan wars
The Moors of Massa recognize Portuguese overlordship
Letter Patent of Dom Manuel to the Jews of Safi, 1509
Letter of Jo�o de Meneses to Dom Manuel on the state of Azamour, 1514
The Portuguese of Azamour raid the Bedouins, 1519
The early voyages to west Africa
Prince Henry 'the Navigator' is remembered
Slave raiding on the Sahara coast, 1445
The Portuguese run into opposition, 1446
Duarte Pacheco Pereira tries to come to terms with 'difference'
The Atlantic Islands
Madeira and the Canary Islands in the fifteenth century
How to survive tropical heat and disease
Sugar and slaves
Hunting escaped slaves in S�o Tom�
New Christians have poisoned the bishop of S�o Tom�
The Upper Guinea Coast and Sierra Leone
Cadamosto meets Budomel
Markets and dances: Africa responds to Europe
The Wolof kingdom at the end of the fifteenth century
Relations between the coastal peoples of Upper Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands
Trade and piracy on the Senegal coast
The slave trade and royal luxury in the land of the Bussis
Elmina and Benin
The foundation of the castle and city of S�o Jorge da Mina, 1482
The importance of reaching an accommodation with the private traders
Christianity and the Obas of Benin
Discovery of the Kingdom of Kongo
The Manisonyo embraces Christianity, 1491
The arrival of the Portuguese embassy at the Kongo Court, 1491
The king of Kongo is baptized and goes to war, 1491
The province of Mbata and its relations with the Portuguese and the Kongo king
The accession of Dom Afonso I of Kongo
Relations between Kongo and the Portuguese of S�o Tom�
Angola, Paulo Dias and the founding of Luanda
Early relations with Angola
Donation charter to Paulo Dias de Novais, 1571
Warfare in the Kongo and Angola
The escape of Paulo Dias from Angola and the founding of Luanda
The slave trade
The arrival of slaves from west Africa in Lagos, 1444
The slave trade is good for the Kongo
The slave trade from west Africa to the Cape Verde Islands in the sixteenth century
The slave trade in the Cape Verde Islands, 1594
Conflict in the kingdom of Kongo in the 1560s
Christianity and a disputed succession in the kingdom of Kongo
The Jaga invasions
Christianity in the Kongo
Support sought from Portugal to maintain the true faith
Noble Kongolese youths are sent to Portugal and Rome to be educated, 1539
Report of the visit ad limina of Francisco de Villanova, bishop of S�o Tom�, 1597
Maleficium and its forms
The Angolan wars
Conflict between the Portuguese and Kongo in the early seventeenth century
The life of Dom Pedro II Afonso
An Essex man in the Angolan wars
War in the reed beds - Angola after the expulsion of the Dutch
Account of the battle of Mbwila, 1665
Portuguese defeat in Sonyo in 1670
People and places
The town of Cacheu in the early seventeenth century
S�o Salvador, capital of the kingdom of Kongo
The Court of the kings of Kongo
Losses suffered by white traders
The kingdom of Kongo in 1595
The laws and customs of the Wolofs
Black ants, Tangomaos and the Bagas
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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