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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
supplied by allusions in his dedication, xix; notice of the Lady Agnesina,
Duchess of Albi and Tagliacozzo, to whom he dedicates, xix ; Ramusio's
preface has no information, and his edition a third-hand version, xxi;
particulars derivable with more or less certainty from the narrative
itself, xxii ; his motives for travelling, xxiii ; character of his narrative,
xxiii; scanty recompense, xxiv.
Date of his leaving Europe, xxv; remarks on his notices of Cairo and
Egypt under the Mamlūks, ib.; Syria and Damascus, xxvi ; his enrol-
ment as a Mamlûk, and reserve as to his profession of Islâm, his Mus-
sulman name (Yûnas or Jonah), and his knowledge of Muhammedanism,
xxvi; remarks on such conformity to Islamism, xxvii; he joins the Hajj
Caravan from Damascus, ib.; the only European who has reached Meccah
as confirmed incidentally by Burckhardt and expressly by Burton, xxxvi.
Varthema escapes to Juddah from the Caravan, xxxvi-vii ; his voyage down
the Red Sea and arrival at Aden, xxxviii; suspected as a Christian spy
and imprisoned, and sent to the Sultan of southern Yemen at Radāä,
xxxix; corroboration of a part of Varthema's story here from the nar-
ratives of Portuguese acts of piracy at this time, xxxix-xli; outline
of the contemporary politics of Yemen from Arabic authorities, xli—xliv,
and incidental corroboration of Varthema's narrative, xliv; intervention
of one of the Sultan's wives in Varthema's favour, and his pretended
madness, xlv; morality of the harîm, ib.; Varthema obtains leave to
visit Aden, where he engages a passage to India, and spends the interval
before its departure on an excursion through Yemen, xlvi; he is the first
European traveller who has described that country, and scarcely any but
Niebuhr have followed, xlvi ; abstract of his route, xlvii ; returns to Aden,
cution of the Shi’äs; confirmation of this from history, lv,lvi; Cozazionor
throne of Guzerat of Mahmûd Shah, surnamed Bigarrah, who reigned
Sultan Mahmûd's mustachioes confirmed by the Mussulman historians.
castes and singular marriage customs, lxvii; remarks upon these.
Kulam and Colon or Quilon, lxix ; thence to Chayl; position of the
visited by Varthema.
Varthema's companion to visit Pegu with them, lxxxiv; description of
Return to Malacca and thence to Negapatam, and Calicut, xcviii; the
two Milanese gun-founders; Varthema's appearance as a physician, and
Varthema present at the sea fight off Cannanore, c; employed as factor
at Cochin ; in the attack on Ponani; his knighthood; remarks on the
fanaticism and violence of the Portuguese.
Portuguese power in the East, and its rapid decay, cii; their religious
Advantages of Travel, from the Arabic.
The mosque described ; books of Mahomet and his Companions, 26;
tombs of Mahomet, Haly, Babacher, Othman, Aumar, and Fatoma,
27; dissensions of Mahometan sectaries, 28.
Chapter concerning the Temple and Sepulchre of Mahomet and
his Companions, 28-31.
Superior of the Mosque tries to trick the caravan, 28; Varthema's
Arabic, 29; pretended supernatural illumination of the sepulchre, 30;
no truth about the loadstone, 31.