Other Title
Etiópia Menor e descripção géografica da Província da Serra Leoa
[Liverpool, England]: Dept. of History, University of Liverpool
Description of Original
1 v. (various pagings) ; 21 x 30 cm.

  1. [Front cover] Manuel Álvares: Ethiopia Minor and a geographical account of the Province of Sierra Leone (c.1615)
  2. [Title page] An interim translation of Manuel Álvares S.J., 'Etiópia Menor e descripção géografica da Província da Serra Leoa' (c.1615)
  3. Introduction
  4. Contents: Ethiopia Minor
  5. Dedication to the very Reverend Father Claudio Aquaviva, Préposito General of the Society of Jesus
  6. Prologue to the reader
  7. Ethiopia Minor: a geographical description of the Province and Kingdom of the Jalofo Heathon, part I, chapter I: the location and fertility of the land, and the nature and occupations of its inhabitants
  8. Chapter 2: The Kingdom of Jagau and the Grand Borçalo: the character of the land and people
  9. Chapter 3: The lands peopled by the Mandingas and Sonequei
  10. Chapter 4: The town of Cacheu, a place of treasure, and the condition of its population
  11. Chapter 5: The trade of this port and the characters of the settlers there and of the heathen who surround them
  12. Chapter 6: The port of Bichangor, its site and the fertility of the land, and the heathen of the district
  13. Chapter 7: Aptitudes of these heathen, and their superstitious rites and ceremonies
  14. Chapter 8: The renowned Island of Bussis, the character and organisation of its people, the richness of the land, and the royal state of its great king
  15. Chapter 9: The famous islands of the Bijagos heathen, the fertility of their soil, and the character and industry of their inhabitants
  16. Chapter 10: The way of life of these heathen and their customs, also a discussion of their superstitions and idolatry
  17. Chapter 11: The Island of Bissau and the nature and characteristics of its inhabitants
  18. Chapter 12: The Balanta
  19. Chapter 13: The Biafar heathen
  20. Part two: The Province of Sierra Leone, chapter 1: the name, situation and bounds of this province and the nature of the land
  21. Chapter 2: About the character of the heathen that live in this province, so various in name and language
  22. Chapter 3: The public institutions of the heathen, including their laws and legal arrangements, and the deficiencies of these
  23. Chapter 4: The domestic institutions of the heathen, their lifestyle and customs
  24. Chapter 5: The little attention these heathen give to the true faith and their limited understanding of it: the variety of their idols and their peculiar superstitions
  25. Chapter 6: The idol and oracle of Benle and Togma, and the nature of this superstition
  26. Chapter 7: The offerings of these heathen, and the society of Menas
  27. Chapter 8: Circumcision and various other ceremonies of the heathen, and their wakes and funeral rites
  28. Chapter 9: The state of the province before the conquest
  29. Chapter 10: The origins of the Manes, the fertility of the land, and the character of these heathen
  30. Chapter 11: The numbers of the heathen, and their various names and languages
  31. Chapter 12: About the government of the heathen, the elevation of their king, and their war medicines
  32. Chapter 13: Reasons for the impact of this army of Manes, its marching order and its ceremonial
  33. Chapter 14: How the savage army attacked the Congo and what happened thereafter, up to the time that the Province of Serra Leoa was conquered
  34. Chapter 15: The campaign of some of the Manes against the Sousos and what happened during it
  35. Chapter 16: The arrival of the Manes in East India and how their army was routed
  36. Chapter 17: The state of the province after the conquest, and how the members of the Society of Jesus entered the province
  37. Chapter 18: The apostle catechises the king and instructs him in the matters of our holy faith
  38. Chapter 21: The origin of the idols and various forms of idolatry
  39. Chapter 23: Superstition and the aspects of this false devotion
  40. Chapter 24: Maleficium and its forms, and a brief note on the power of evil spirits
  41. Chapter 25: The state of Christianity in the Serra
  42. Chapter 26: Discussion of the progress of Christianity and the most remarkable events connected with it
  43. Annual report for 1613: for the provincial of the Society of Jesus
  44. Of the Province of the Sousos: single chapter
  45. Single chapter: of the journey of Father Baltasar Barreira to this pronvince, and particularly to the Kingdom of Bena
  46. Single chapter: the various ceremonies pertaining to public order among the Manes, Calus, Bagas and the other kinds of heathen in this district