Pinto, Fernão Mendes

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Pinto, Fernão Mendes

Pinto, Fernão Mendes (fĕrnouNˈ mĕnˈdĕsh pēnˈto͝o), c.1509–1583, Portuguese traveler. For some 20 years he traveled in Africa and Asia, journeying to far places and experiencing great hardships, including years as a slave. His account, Peregrinação [wanderings] (1614), is one of the most colorful narratives of world travel literature. Its truthfulness has been questioned, but there is now general agreement that the story is merely exaggerated.


See M. Collis, The Grand Peregrination (1949).

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The classical European works that form the core of the Morrison Collection include many publications related to travel records such as "Toyo Henrekiki" (Peregrinacao, 1614) by the Portuguese explorer Fernao Mendes Pinto, which records the spread of global awareness of Asia in 16th century Europe and later; and "Toho Kenbunroku" (The Travels of Marco Polo, 1299), as well as collections of maps of value to the world, such as all nine volumes of Joan Blaeu's large-size Grooten Atlas, 1664-1665, and all 11 volumes of Johannes Jansonnius's Atlas Novus, 1658.
Another source supporting the idea of the lake was the Portuguese explorer and writer Fernao Mendes Pinto (1509-1583), who travelled in Thailand and Burma in the 1540s (Pinto 1989, 73-74; Catz 1991, 504; Suarez 1999, 152).
"Fernao Mendes Pinto and His Peregrinacao ", Hispania.
A Peregrinacao (Lisboa, 1614) de Fernao Mendes pinto (1510?-1583) e um dos textos mais curiosos e polemicos da literatura portuguesa de todos os tempos.
Desde a publicacao dos estudos de Christovam Ayres de Magalhaes Sepulveda (1857-1930), lancados em 1904 e 1906, a fortuna critica em torno da Peregrinacao vem debatendo uma questao adicional: a possibilidade de Fernao Mendes Pinto haver sido cristao-novo, isto e, descendente de judeus convertidos em massa ao catolicismo devido ao decreto de expulsao promulgado pelo rei Manuel I em 1496.
Em carta dirigida a Christovam Ayres publicada em 1904, Bethencourt afirmou que a repentina saida de Mendes Pinto da Companhia de Jesus ocorreu devido a sua origem judaica, e que um dos parentes proximos de Mendes Pinto foi perseguido pela Inquisicao ao redor do ano de 1558 (Ayres, Fernao Mendes Pinto: Subsidios para a sua biographia 52-52a).
Para cortesao isso foi suficiente para concluir que Fernao Mendes pinto nao era de origem judaica.
Ana Hatherly compares the lives of Luis Vaz de Camoes and Fernao Mendes Pinto, in particular their experiences in Asia.
Fernao Mendes Pinto didn't like these escorts: he complained of the noisiness, 'the timbals and bells and crewmen shouting all the way'.
Fernao Mendes Pinto, un precurseur de l'exotisme au XVIe siecle (Paris, 1947) and Antoine Cabaton, Java, Sumatra and the other islands of the Dutch East Indies (London, T.
(136) Please note that other circumstantial accounts such as a report given by the traveler Fernao Mendes Pinto suggest he was liberated (as the Portuguese historian Luis de Albuquerque has maintained).
This judgement calls for some modification: the peregrinations of Pedro de Urdemalas are surely comparable to those of Laguna's Portuguese contemporary Fernao Mendes Pinto, whose Peregrinacao is another 'gran novela' that has succeeded in 'pasar por verdad' with some, though by no means all, of its readers.