This project is a transcription and translation of a letter from the Japonica Sinica 85 collection of the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu. It was written by an unidentified Jesuit who recounts three years of history (1655-1657) of the Tonkin kingdom (in present-day Vietnam), replacing the annual letters from those years that had been lost at sea. The account includes descriptions of their wars with Cochinchina, the succession of the kingship, and the funeral and burial of the Lê-Triṇh lord, Triṇh Tráng.
College and Department
Humanities; Spanish and Portuguese
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Terrazas, Serena Rachelle, "Transcription and Translation of a Letter from the Japonica Sinica 85 of the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 6076.
Vietnam, Tonkin, Cochinchina, Jesuits, 17th century, Portuguese, Triṇh-Nguyễn war, Triṇh Tráng