India in the Fifteenth Century: Being a Collection of Narratives of Voyages to India, in the Century Preceeding the Portuguese Discovery of the Cape of Good Hope ; from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian Sources, Now First Translated Into English

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Afterwards, having made many journeys both by land and sea, he entered the mouth of the river Ganges, and, sailing up it, at the end of fifteen days he came to a large and wealthy city, called Cernove. P.9-10 << Having departed hence he sailed up the river Ganges for the space of three months, leaving behind him four very famous cities, and landed at an extremely powerful city called Maarazia, >> THE TRAVELS NICOLO CONTI, IN THE EAST, IN THE EARLY PART OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY, P.10 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ sitabat. Shabait >> on the Indian Sea, is a very large place ; a tribute of one tenka a day is paid there to each Korossanee, big or small. And when he marries, then the sovereign of Shabat pays him 1000 tenkas for the sacrifice and as a tribute, and he eats for ten tenkas a month. At Shabat the country produces silk, sandal, gems, and everything is cheap.>> THE TRAVELS or ATHANASIUS NIKITIN/ P.20 ****************************************************************** [ I formerly thought this Sornagaut must be the CERNOVE of Conti. But the report of a paper on Bengal Coins by Mr. Edward Thomas (Athen., Feb. 3, 1866) informs us that Laknaoti (Gaur) was renovated some time in the fourteenth century by the name of SHAHR-I-NAU (New City). Here we have Cernove, and still more distinctly the SCIERNO of Fra Mauro. Shahr-i-nau, I find, is also mentioned by Abdul-razzak (India in the fifteenth cent., p. 6). {Cathay and the way thither : vol.2/ P.465} ] 

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Page 6 - about three hundred miles inland, he arrived at the great city of Bizenegalia, situated near very steep mountains. The circumference of the city is sixty miles : its walls are carried up to the mountains and enclose the valleys at their foot, so that its extent is thereby
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Page xlix - it, and into this ditch they also throw their dead. " Some of the great of this country take a vow to burn themselves alive ; and if any such devotee declares to his children and kindred his intention to do so, they all applaud him and say : ' Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Page 24 - sell publicly in the bazaar pearls, rubies, emeralds, and diamonds. In this agreeable locality, as well as in the king's palace, one sees numerous running streams and canals formed of chiselled stone, polished and smooth. On the left of the Sultan's portico rises the
Page 12 - teach me part of that which thou hast been taught for a direction unto me 1 He answered, Verily thou canst not bear with me ; for how canst thou patiently suffer those things the knowledge whereof thou dost not comprehend
Page 7 - Thomas lies honourably buried in a very large and beautiful church : it is worshiped by heretics, who are called Nestorians, and inhabit this city to the number of a thousand. These Nestorians are scattered over all India, in like manner as are the Jews among us. All this province is called Malabar. Beyond this
Page xlvi - wheat, barley, millet, rye, and all sorts of comestibles and pulse, which articles form objects of exchange ; those from India import great quantities of spices, and the inhabitants of the island live by what they gain in their capacity of brokers to both parties. The island contains about five hundred Jews.
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