All articles related to the keyword “Africa”

Phantom Africa

Published on October 30, 2020
Rep­e­tition of inquiry is useless where there is lack of information…What can be said when a con­spiracy of silence is the only response to inquiry?  Manuel Álvares, Etiópia Menor, c.

Opicinus of Canistris

Published on September 11, 2019
With the help of the articles here uploaded, and the images from the man­u­scripts (and a lot of patience) we will be doing a general, mainly super­ficial reading of the work of Opicinus of Can­istris, a priest and notary at the papal court of Avignon, born in Pavia in 1296.