Between Illusions and Reality: Two Late Seventeenth Century Missions to Southeast Asia

Between Illusions and Reality: Two Late Seventeenth Century Missions to Southeast Asia

By Stefan Halikowski-Smith (Swansea University )
2019 | 978-0-86698-614-4 |
MRTS 556 |

Forthcoming 2019.

This work is a translation, presentation, and elucidation of two unpublished missionary texts: the Jesuit Guy Tachard’s Relation de Voyage aux Indes, 1690-99 and the Augustinian Nicolà Cima's Relatione Distinta delli Regni di Siam, China, Tunchino e Cocincina (c. 1707) that brings together two different aspirations of reviving European contact with Southeast Asia, and specifically Ayutthaya, which is singled out for special treatment.