Cover

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Title

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pp. i-vi

CONTENTS

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

These translations were made possible by a substantial grant over three years from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. I am grateful to Paula Ridley, director of the United Kingdom branch, and to Miguel Santos, programme director in Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Relations, both of whom advised upon and monitored the grant. I am indebted to my colleague...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-22

Of all Renaissance poets, Luís de Camões was the most widely travelled. Born in Portugal, he served in his twenties as a soldier in North Africa, losing an eye in fighting with the Berbers. Between 1553 and 1567, he served in India and beyond, joining expeditions to the Red Sea, along the Malabar Coast, and to islands further east, and holding administrative posts in India and Macau. So...

THE POEMS

PAT ONE: Before Africa

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pp. 23-90

PART TWO: Before India

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pp. 91-154

PART THREE: India and Beyond

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pp. 155-276

PART FOUR: Portugal

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pp. 277-332

Notes to the Poems

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pp. 333-352

Suggested Further Reading

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pp. 353-356

Index of First Lines in English

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pp. 357-362

Index of First Lines in Portuguese

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pp. 363-370