Tag: Poetry

The LusĂ­adas as a Historical Document: Extracting Portugal, the Portuguese, Love and Prophecy from the Epic Poem

Os LuĂ­sadas (1572) by LuĂ­s Vaz de CamĂ”es (1524/5?-1580) is an epic poem that immortalised Vasco da Gama and the Portuguese sea voyages to India via Southern Africa…