Ceylon and the Portuguese, 1505-1658

Ceylon and the Portuguese, 1505-1658

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The Story Of The Portuguese In Ceylon Is Of More Than Local Interest, For It Depicts For Us A Characteristic Phase Of The Beginning Of European Expansion In The East. A Hundred And Fifty Three Years After The Portuguese First Landed In Ceylon They Were Expelled From The Country, Leaving The Gloomy Word Failure Writ Large Over All Their Actions. That However Was Not All, For They Left The Sinhalese A Broken Race, With Their Ancient Civilization Brought Ot The Verge Of Ruin, And Their Scheme Of Life Well-Nigh Destroyed.CEVION AND THE PORTUGUESE 1505-1658 . BY P. E. PIERIS, LITT. D. ( Cantab, Ceylon Civil Service, AssISTED BY R. B. NASA, B.A. (Oxon.) Ceylon Civil Service. AMERICAN CEYLON MISSION PRESS, TELLIPPALA1, CEYLONanbsp;...

Title:Ceylon and the Portuguese, 1505-1658
Author:Paulus Edward Pieris
Publisher:Asian Educational Services - 1920


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