Biographies of Prince Edward and Friar Pedro by AndrÉ De Resende

Author: Martyn, John
Resende, André de
Year:1997
Pages:232
ISBN:0-7734-8538-4
978-0-7734-8538-9
Price:199.95
This work is the first to provide an English version of these two Portuguese texts. The biographies of Prince Edward (Duarte), born 1515, and of Friar Pedro Porteiro, were composed by one of Portugal's most illustrious scholars, André de Resende (1498-1573), tutor to the prince. Besides giving a full account of the life and education of the heir apparent, Resende describes the daily life, routines, superstitions, corrupt officials, special events, and choral interludes in Évora's Dominican monastery, where Resende had studied during his early years. Includes a brief biography of Resende in addition to the Portuguese and English texts on facing pages.