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By Father Pierre du Jarric Jarric, C. H. Payne

ISBN-10: 0203307526

ISBN-13: 9780203307526

ISBN-10: 0415344816

ISBN-13: 9780415344814

First released in 1926.'These records are jam-packed with intimate curiosity' occasions Literary Supplement'A severe and extremely attention-grabbing piece of labor' The GuardianThe Jesuit missionaries have been the various earliest Europeans to discover their manner into the wealthy person empire within the 16th century. Spending extra years at Akbar's court docket than others did months, and traversing his dominions from Lahore to Kabul, and from Kashmir to the Deccan, they absolutely sowed the seeds of British impression within the East.Reproducing, or summarizing the main necessary of the missionaries' letters written sooner than 1610, this quantity makes on hand the illegible and scattered basic resources at the reign of the Emperor Akbar, and as such, types the earliest ecu description of the multi-millionaire Empire.

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Eight days later, he again came to the oratory, accompanied this time by his three sons, and some of the chief nobles of his court. For a while he stood apart, looking attentively at the various objects in the chapel, and expressing his admiration of them in the presence of his courtiers. He then removed his shoes from his feet, and ordered his sons and all who were with him to do likewise, this being the custom observed by Moslims when entering their mosques. He showed great reverence for the pictures of our Saviour and the blessed Virgin, and even for those of other saints; and he ordered his painter to make copies of those which the Fathers had placed in their chapel.

Du Jarric, as is plain from his preface, makes no claim to rank as an historian, or a man of letters. His Histoire is in no sense an original work, nor is it a great literary achievement. It is, from first to last, a compilation, a series of extracts and abstracts from the writings of others. Its importance consists in its being an accurate reproduction of a large store of first-hand evidence, much of which is not available elsewhere. Other writers made collections from the Jesuit records; but du Jarric not only collected on a more extensive scale, but wove his materials into a series of continuous narratives, covering the whole field of Jesuit missionary enterprise in the sixteenth, and the opening years of the seventeenth centuries.

Both the French and the Latin versions of du Jarric’s work, more especially the former, are extremely scarce, though not to the extent imagined by Mr. Smith (see his Akbar, p. 468), who was evidently unaware that in the library of the British Museum, du Jarric is represented by no less than eighteen volumes. e. Book V), and another copy of the first volume only. Of the two copies of the Bordeaux edition, one has been rebound, the other is in the original binding. The latter has the arms of the Rt.

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