Posts Tagged ‘Coryat’

Odd Tom in Ajmer

The Fakir of Ajmer Text and photos: Jonathan Gil Harris, Hindustan Sitting at his jharokha or public window in the Akbari Fort, Jahangir was sufficiently impressed by Coryate’s oration that he threw him a hundred silver coins – a not insubstantial sum at the time. Coryate’s luck seemed to have changed. And so did mine […]

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Thomas Coryat & c.

Link to the handout in class Link to background on Strabo’s Geography Link to People Of Tracota, And Cynocephales, In ‘The Travels Of Sir John Mandeville’ Link to Purchas his Pilgrimage Or Relations of the World List of travels: Jean de Léry (1536-1613) Histoire d’un voyage faict en terre de Brésil Guillaume Postel [1510-1581], De […]

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