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Beckingham, C. F. (Charles Fraser) 1914-1998

Overview
Works: 122 works in 354 publications in 5 languages and 6,442 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Maps  Sources  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Legends  Bibliography 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: DT376, 916.3
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Most widely held works by C. F Beckingham
The travels of Ibn-Baṭṭūṭa : AD 1325-1354 by Ibn Batuta( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume completes the translation of Ibn Battuta's narrative. Volume III ended with Ibn Battuta's appointment by the Sultan of Delhi to accompany an embassy to China. In Volume IV he describes his journey to the coast where he embarked near Cambay and sailed to Calicut. Here the ships which were to take them to China were wrecked. Ibn Battuta joined the Sultan of Honavar in a temporarily successful attack on Goa, and then went to the Maldives, which had not long been converted to Islam by another North African. Here he functioned as a judge, married into the ruling elite, and became involved in a plot to bring the islands under the authority of a bloodthirsty Sultan in south India. On the way to join him, Ibn Battuta found himself in Ceylon and took the opportunity to climb Adam's Peak. He abandoned the planned invasion of the Maldives, to which he returned briefly, and the sailed to Bengal to visit an ascetic in Sylhet. He claims to have visited several countries in south-east Asia, including Sumatra and Java and some which cannot be satisfactorily identified, and arrived at Ch'üan-chou in China. After going to Canton he travelled by a non-existent river to Hang-chou and Beijing. His return to Morocco, during which he witnessed the ravages of the Black Death in Syria and Egypt, and called at Cagliari in a Catalan ship, is described summarily. He made two more journeys, the first to part of Spain still under Muslim rule, which included Gibraltar, Ronda, Málaga and Granada, and the other across the Sahara to the kingdom of Mali on the upper Niger, from which he returned to Fez via Timbuktu, Gao, Aïr, the Hoggar country and Tuat
The Prester John of the Indies : a true relation of the lands of the Prester John; being the narrative of the Portuguese ambassy to Ethiopia in 1520 by Francisco Álvares( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an account of the Portuguese mission which landed at Massawa on the west coast of the Red Sea in April 1520 and re-embarked 6 years later. It was the first European embassy known to have reached the Ethiopian court and returned safely from it. It was a small group of fourteen, among whom was the chronicler Alvares, who wrote the most detailed early account of the country, valuable for Ethiopian history and the history of the expansion of Europe. Alvares's account was translated into English for the Hakluyt Society by Lord Stanley in 1881. This revision makes use of sources since discovered, corrects certain errors, and modifies the style of the early version. There is an introduction, detailed annotation and a number of appendices. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1961
The travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 by Ibn Batuta( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Prester John of the Indies; a true relation of the lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia in 1520 by Francisco Alvares( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The translation of Lord Stanley of Alderley (1881; First Series 64), revised and edited with additional material by C.F. Beckingham and G.W.B. Huntingford. Follows on from Second Series 114, with which the main pagination is continuous. Chapters 89-142 of Alvares, with the narrative of the return to Portugal, a translation of a seventeenth-century Ethiopian description of Aksum, and accounts of the rock-cut churches at Lalibala and certain other matters
Travels to discover the source of the Nile by James Bruce( Book )

15 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiences of the Scottish explorer who rediscovered the source of the Nile on November 4, 1770
Between Islam and Christendom : travellers, facts, and legends in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by Charles Fraser Beckingham( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of the Arab world and the Middle East by Netherlands) Djambatan (Firm : Amsterdam( )

8 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hebrew letters of Prester John by Johannes( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Multiple languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prester John, the Mongols, and the Ten Lost Tribes( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prester John of the Indies a true relation of the lands of the Prester John being the narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia in 1520 by Francisco Alvares( )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an account of the Portuguese mission which landed at Massawa on the west coast of the Red Sea in April 1520 and re-embarked 6 years later. It was the first European embassy known to have reached the Ethiopian court and returned safely from it. It was a small group of fourteen, among whom was the chronicler Alvares, who wrote the most detailed early account of the country, valuable for Ethiopian history and the history of the expansion of Europe. Alvares's account was translated into English for the Hakluyt Society by Lord Stanley in 1881. This revision makes use of sources since discovered, corrects certain errors, and modifies the style of the early version. There is an introduction, detailed annotation and a number of appendices. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in 1961."--Provided by publisher
Some records of Ethiopia, 1593-1646, being extracts from the history of High Ethiopia or Abassia by C. F Beckingham( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1967 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of the Arab world and the Middle East by N.V., Amsterdam Djambatan Uitgeversbedrijf( Book )

15 editions published in 1960 in English and Dutch and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The achievements of Prester John: an inaugural lecture delivered on 17 May 1966 by Charles Fraser Beckingham( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prester John of the Indies : a true relation of the Lands of the Prester John being the narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia in 1520 by Francisco Alvarez( )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some records of Ethiopia, 1593-1646 by C. F Beckingham( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prester John of the Indies : a True Relation of the Lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Ethiopia in 1520, written by Father Francisco Alvares. Volumes I-II by C. F Beckingham( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an account of the Portuguese mission which landed at Massawa on the west coast of the Red Sea in April 1520 and re-embarked 6 years later. It was the first European embassy known to have reached the Ethiopian court and returned safely from it. It was a small group of fourteen, among whom was the chronicler Alvares, who wrote the most detailed early account of the country, valuable for Ethiopian history and the history of the expansion of Europe. Alvares's account was translated into English for the Hakluyt Society by Lord Stanley in 1881. This revision makes use of sources since discovered, corrects certain errors, and modifies the style of the early version. There is an introduction, detailed annotation and a number of appendices. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in 1961"--Provided by publisher
The Itinerário of Jerónimo Lobo by Gerónimo Lobo( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerónimo Lobo was the last survivor of the small band of Jesuit Fathers who tried, with a measure of success, to reconcile Ethiopia to the Church of Rome. These are the memoirs of his tumultuous years from 1622-1640, which cover his voyage to India, his experiences in Ethiopia, and his journey back to Portugal. In 1621 he was ordered as a missionary to India and, after surviving an attack on the fleet by British and Dutch ships off Portuguese Mozambique, he arrived at Goa in December 1622. He left India for Ethiopia in 1624 and tried reaching his destination from the Somali coast but failed and had to return to India eventually making his way to Bailul in the Red Sea and across the Danakil desert. He spent nine years in Ethiopia and was exiled when the Emperor restored the authority of the Ethiopian Church. He was turned over to the Turks at Massawa. He eventually returned to India and then back to Europe in an effort to advocate military intervention for Ethiopian Catholics. His shipped was wrecked off South Africa and he made his way to Angola on a makeshift boat. He then took passage on a salve ship to the Spanish Main which was captured by the Dutch leaving Lobo marooned on an island. He eventually returned to Europe but his plea for armed assistance did not succeed
Ethiopian studies; papers read at the Second International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (Manchester University, July 1963) by C. F Beckingham( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prester John of the Indies : a true relation of the lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia in 1520 by Francisco Álvares( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1975 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam by C. F Beckingham( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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