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Land of the Great Image by Maurice Collis

Land of the Great Image

by Maurice Collis

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Fascinating story of a 17C Augustinian missionary who sets out from Goa to convert the people of Arakan, an independent territory on the Bay of Bengal, now within Burma's borders. The first 90 or so pages that chronicle the story of the Portuguese in Portuguese Asia and especially 'Golden Goa' are a good introduction to the subject. Entertaining and easy to read. ( )
  pbjwelch | Jul 25, 2017 |
A great read, including an apalling yet fascinating account of the Inquisition, up-close and personal -- from a victim's point of view. The Portugese of half a a millenium ago were not content to be imperialists: they had to bring the Inquisition with them. ( )
  HarryMacDonald | Sep 28, 2012 |
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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