Os Portugueses de Quinhentos vistos pelo Flamengo Jan Taccoen de Zillebeke

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In the Spring of 1514 arrived in Lisbon the nobleman Jan Taccoen, who came from Flanders and went to Jerusalem by sea. The town was to him a complete surprise: the existence of many Negroes and Indians and the elephants belonging to the king showed him a world of «strange animals and people». He also knew some habits which were unusual or not existents in his country, as flagellant processions and noisy funerals, as well as legal harshness in view of adultery, and dirtiness of homes and streets. It was an unforgettable experience, which he emphasized in his travel report.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationPortugal e Europa nos séculos XV e XVI
Subtitle of host publicationolhares, relações, identidade(s)
EditorsPaulo Catarino Lopes
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherIEM / CHAM
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-989-99567-3-5, 978-989-8492-42-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series



  • Flandres
  • Lisboa
  • Jerusalém
  • Viagem
  • Ian Taccoen
  • Multiculturalism
  • Flemish travellers

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