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The Boxer Codex

Authors:
George Bryan Souza and
Jeffrey Scott Turley

ISBN:
978 90 04 29273 4
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
712
List price(s):
$258.00
€199.00

Publication date:
19 October 2015

Short description: 

In The Boxer Codex: Transcription and Translation of an Illustrated Late Sixteenth-Century Spanish Manuscript Concerning the Geography, History and Ethnography of the Pacific, South-East and East Asia, two scholars have transcribed, translated and annotated a unique and illustrated late-16th century Spanish manuscript that deals with the early-modern geography, history and ethnography of the western Pacific and maritime and continental South-east Asia and East Asia.

Full description: 

In The Boxer Codex: Transcription and Translation of an Illustrated Late Sixteenth-Century Spanish Manuscript Concerning the Geography, History and Ethnography of the Pacific, South-East and East Asia, the editors have transcribed, translated and annotated an illustrated late-16th century Spanish manuscript. It is a special source that provides evidence for understanding early-modern geography, ethnography and history of parts of the western Pacific, as well as major segments of maritime and continental South-east Asia and East Asia. Although portions of this gem of a manuscript have been known to specialists for nearly seven decades, this is the first complete transcription and English translation, with critical annotations and apparatus, and reproductions of all its illustrations, to appear in print.

Table of contents: 

General Editor's Foreword ... x Acknowledgments ... xiii List of Drawings, Illustrations and Maps ... xv Glossary ... xix Abbreviations ... xxxiii Introduction ... 1 PART 1 Transcription 1 Ladrones ... 39 2 Cagayans ... 43 3 Sambal ... 49 4 Visayans ... 51 5 Moros ... 77 6 Tagalogs ... 88 7 Moro Customs ... 99 8 Brunei ... 106 9 Maluku Islands ... 130 10 Java ... 133 11 Rutter of Aceh, by Dom Joao Ribeiro Gaio ... 135 12 Ribeiro Gaio's Rutter of Patani ... 180 13 Rutter of Siam, by Dom Joao Ribeiro Gaio ... 188 14 New Guinea, by Miguel Roxo de Brito ... 197 15 Japan ... 216 16 China's Tributary Neighbors ... 220 17 Tai Ming, by Fr. Martin de Rada, O.E.S.A. ... 224 18 Chinese Imperial Ceremony ... 267 19 Chinese and Tatar Cavalries ... 269 20 Chinese Deities ... 272 21 Chinese Bestiary ... 280 22 Champa ... 290 PART 2 Translation 1 Ladrones ... 303 2 Cagayans ... 315 3 Sambal ... 328 4 Visayans ... 334 5 Moros ... 357 6 Tagalogs ... 372 7 Moro Customs ... 384 8 Brunei ... 397 9 Maluku Islands ... 429 10 Java ... 433 11 Rutter of Aceh, by Dom Joao Ribeiro Gaio ... 439 12 Rutter of Patani, by Dom Joao Ribeiro Gaio, Antonio Dias, Henrique Mendes, Francisco das Neves and Joao Serrano ... 485 13 Rutter of Siam, by Dom Joao Ribeiro Gaio ... 492 14 New Guinea, by Miguel Roxo de Brito ... 503 15 Japan ... 526 16 China's Tributary Neighbors ... 529 17 Tai Ming, by Fr. Martin de Rada, O.E.S.A. ... 559 18 Chinese Imperial Ceremony ... 603 19 Chinese and Tatar Cavalries ... 605 20 Chinese Deities ... 606 21 Chinese Bestiary ... 646 22 Champa ... 677 Bibliography ... 681 Index ... 693

Biography: 

George Bryan Souza is affiliated with the University of Texas, San Antonio and, recently, a Mercator Guest Professor at Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen. He is the author of The Survival of Empire (CUP, 1986 and 2004), Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese in Maritime Asia, c. 1585-1800 (Ashgate/Variorum, 2014), an editor of Hinterlands and Commodities (Brill, 2014) and the general editor of Brill's EURO series.

Jeffrey S. Turley is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University. He is the author of several articles on historical Romance linguistics.

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