The Mughal Padshah [electronic resource] : A Jesuit Treatise on Emperor Jahangir's Court and Household /
[edited and translated] by Jorge Flores.
Leiden : Brill, [2016]
xi, 181 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9789004307520 (hardback : acid-free paper), 9789004307537 (e-book)
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Leiden : Brill, [2016]
9789004307520 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9789004307537 (e-book)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Part 1 -- The threads and knots of an unusual Jesuit text -- Reading the treatise -- Part 2 -- The manuscript : its translation and transcription -- Text A: ANTT MS-annotated English translation -- Text B: ANTT MS-Portuguese original.
"In The Mughal Padshah, Jorge Flores offers both a lucid English translation and the Portuguese original of a previously unknown account of the court and household of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-27). Probably penned by the Jesuit priest Jerónimo Xavier in 1610-11, the text reads quite differently than the usual missionary report. Surviving in four different versions, the treatise reveals intriguing insights on Jahangir and his family, the Mughal court and its political rituals, as well as the imperial elite and its military and economic strength. A comprehensive introduction situates this text in the 'disputed' landscape of European accounts on Mughal India, as well as illuminates the actual conditions of production, propagation and readership of such a text between South Asia and the Iberian Peninsula"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-172) and index.

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