Classic Histories from the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation
Dialog of a Veteran Soldier
Dialog of a Veteran Soldier
Diogo do Couto;
Timothy J. Coates, trans.;
Timothy J. Coates, intro.;
M. N. Pearson, pref.

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2016 . 236 pp. 11 illus., 5 maps 6 x 9"
World History / History - Spain & Portugal / History - India & South Asia

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-72-6

Table of Contents of Dialog of a Veteran Soldier

  • List of Maps and Illustrations
  • Foreword by M. N. Pearson
  • INTRODUCTION: PORTUGUESE ASIA AND DIOGO DO COUTO
  • Comments on the Translation
  • Glossary of Foreign and Archaic English Terms
  • Maps Showing Places Mentioned in the Text
  • Viceroys and Governors of Portuguese Asia, 1505–1612
  • DIALOG OF A VETERAN SOLDIER
  • Letter to the Count of Salinas and Ribadeo
  • THE FIRST PART
  • Scene 1: The Importance of Secrecy
  • Scene 2: How Appointments in Portuguese India Are Managed in Portugal; the Many Irregularities in the Process
  • Scene 3: The Worst Enemies of the King’s Treasury Are His Ministers; How the King’s Orders and Standing Instructions Are Not Followed; and Other Subjects
  • Scene 4: Regarding the Types of Fraud in India and the Damages They Cause
  • Scene 5: The Second Type of Fraud, Which Is Against Men, and the Destruction It Causes
  • Scene 6: The Third Type of Fraud, Which Is Against God, and Many Other Wicked Things the Governors Do
  • Scene 7: The Fourth Type of Fraud, Which Is Against All, and the Nature of Old Debts
  • Scene 8: The Treasury Inspectors; Their Unnecessary Visits to the Northern Forts; and the Irregularities They Commit with the King’s Accounts
  • Scene 9: Old Payments for Soldiers; How the King Is Robbed by Them; and How to Avoid Them
  • Scene 10: Regarding the Accounts in Goa and Other Subjects
  • THE SECOND PART
  • Scene 1: Irregularities in Making Appointments
  • Scene 2: The Importance of Truth, Valor, and Gold in Retaining Portuguese Asia
  • Scene 3: Confusion in Making Appointments
  • Scene 4: The Red Sea Fleets; How to Select a Viceroy; the Three Traits of a Good Leader; and the Importance of Clemency
  • Scene 5: The Importance of Generosity
  • Scene 6: The Importance of Prudent Speech
  • THE THIRD PART
  • Scene 1: Supplies for Portuguese Asia; Attending to Those Absent; Vice-regal Correspondence and Orders
  • Scene 2: Fraudulent Actions of the Viceroys; the Importance of Attending to Little Things; the Cowardice of Soldiers Nowadays; and the Needs of Portuguese Asia
  • Scene 3: To Conquer Sri Lanka or Aceh? The Importance of Conquering the Silver Mines of Mutapa
  • Scene 4: The Wealth and Riches of Africa versus India
  • Appendix: Draft Letter from Matias de Albuquerque
  • Further Reading
  • Index
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