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The Lusiads By Luis de Camoes

The Lusiads by Luis de Camoes

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First published in 1572, this is an epic poem of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal's voyages of discovery. At the centre of the poem is Vasco da Gama's pioneer voyage via southern Africa to India in 1497-98. The work is complemented by an illuminating introduction and extensive notes.

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The Lusiads by Luis de Camoes

First published in 1572, this is an epic poem of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal's voyages of discovery. At the centre of the poem is Vasco da Gama's pioneer voyage via southern Africa to India in 1497-98. The first European artist to cross the equator, Camoes's narrative reflects the novelty and fascination of that original encounter with Africa, India and the Far East. The poem's twin symbols are the Cross and the Astrolabe, and its celebration of a turning point in mankind's knowledge of the world unites the old map of the heavens with the newly discovered terrain on earth. Yet it speaks powerfully, too, of the precariousness of power, and of the rise and decline of nationhood, threatened not only from without by enemies, but from within by loss of integrity and vision. This edition is complemented by an illuminating introduction and extensive notes.

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GOR002725521
9780192831910
0192831917
The Lusiads by Luis de Camoes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-02-01
286
N/A
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