Privilege granted to Luís Vaz de Camões, Lisbon (1572)

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Privilege granted to Luís Vaz de Camões, Lisbon (1572), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Privilege and liberation letter issued by the inquisition for the printing of Os Lusíadas by Luís de Camões

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Privilégio de impressão e carta de liberação pela Inquisição para a impressão da obra Os Lusíadas de Luís de Camões

Luís de Camões is possibly the greatest author of the Portuguese language, its most paradigmatic author. The author of the epic «Os Lusíadas» may be compared to Shakespeare or to Cervantes. He became a landmark in the field of literary epics. The work «Os Lusíadas» was published in 1572 with the permission of both King Dom Sebastião and the Inquisition. Both the printing privilege and the authorisation of the Inquisition are present in the first edition of the work. Abstract by Victor Drummond & Translation by Patricia Akester

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Author: Luís Vaz de Camões

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Year: 1572

Location: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

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