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Luís Fróis’s História de Japam: aims and methods

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The focus of the thesis is the work of the Portuguese Jesuit missionary Luís Fróis (1532-97). It refutes the view of the historiography that has considered his magnum opus the História de Japam, produced between 1584-93, as bona fide and as one of the most reliable sources on the basis that he was often either a protagonist or an eyewitness of the events that he relates. As it will be shown in this work, Fróis is selective in the manner in which he deletes, adds or avoids facts, or simply ...

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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Portuguese
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Magellan Prize
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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Portuguese, Latin, Japanese, Italian, English, and Spanish
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