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The Resource The other exile : the remarkable story of Fernão Lopes, the island of St. Helena and a paradise lost, A.R. Azzam

The other exile : the remarkable story of Fernão Lopes, the island of St. Helena and a paradise lost, A.R. Azzam

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The other exile : the remarkable story of Fernão Lopes, the island of St. Helena and a paradise lost
Title
The other exile
Title remainder
the remarkable story of Fernão Lopes, the island of St. Helena and a paradise lost
Statement of responsibility
A.R. Azzam
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first known inhabitant of St Helena long before Napoleon was a 16th-century Portuguese renegade. In 1506 Fernao Lopes, a member of his country's minor nobility, travelled to Goa in search of honour and wealth. There he converted to Islam, married a Muslim, fought his former countrymen, and was eventually captured, his nose and hands publicly cut off for treachery. Eventually sailing for home, he jumped ship at St. Helena, becoming the island's first inhabitant, with only a black cockerel for company. News of Lopes reached the King of Portugal. Picked up by a ship sent especially for him, Lopes so impressed the King, and the Pope in Rome, that he was granted one wish. He requested his return to St Helena. Based on brand new research, The Other Exile is at once a historical adventure story and a meditation on solitude. It is a story about redemption in one of the darkest periods in Europe and the tale of the haunting relationship between man and wild nature.
Biography type
individual biography
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10641969
Cataloging source
YDX
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Azzam, Abdul Rahman
Dewey number
997.30092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Castanheda, Fernão Lopes de
  • Exiles
  • Saint Helena
  • Portugal
Target audience
adult
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the remarkable story of Fernao Lopes, the island of St. Helena and a paradise lost
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The other exile : the remarkable story of Fernão Lopes, the island of St. Helena and a paradise lost, A.R. Azzam
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-339)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060417524
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781785781834
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)988006830
Label
The other exile : the remarkable story of Fernão Lopes, the island of St. Helena and a paradise lost, A.R. Azzam
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-339)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060417524
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781785781834
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)988006830

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