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Spain -- Colonies -- Asia -- History -- !6th century

Portugal -- Colonies -- Asia -- History

Portugal -- Colonies -- Administration -- History

Trafficking in enslaved persons -- Portugal -- History -- 17th century


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Potential texts for your research

  1. Leonardo de Argensola, Discovery and Conquest of the Molucco and Philippine Islands.
  2. Pedro Chirino. The Philippines in 1600, translated by Ramón Echevarría.
  3. The Philippine Islands 1493-1803, edited and translated by Emma Helen Blair and James Alexander Robertson. This is multi-volume collections of primary sources.
  4. Luis Fróis, Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan
  5. João Rodrigues, Account of Sixteenth-Century Japan.
  6. Gil Vicente, Three Discovery Plays.
  7. Fernao Mendes Pinto, The Travels of Mendes Pinto.
  8. Diogo do Couto, Dialog of a Veteran Soldier.
  9. Garcia da Orta, Colloquies on the Simples and Drugs of India.
  10. Vasco da Gama, The Journal of the First Voyage.
  11. Antonio de Morga, The Philippine Islands
  12. Boxer Codex