An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon in the East Indies Together with an Account of the Detaining in Captivity the Author and Divers other Englishmen Now Living There, and of the Author's Miraculous Escape
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An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon in the East Indies Together with an Account of the Detaining in Captivity the Author and Divers other Englishmen Now Living There, and of the Author's Miraculous Escape

By Robert Knox
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  • AN Historical Relation Of the Island CEYLON, IN THE EAST-INDIES:
  • TOGETHER,
  • With an ACCOUNT of the Detaining in Captivity the AUTHOR and divers other Englishmen now Living there, and of the AUTHOR’S Miraculous ESCAPE.
    • Illustrated with Figures, and a Map of the ISLAND. By ROBERT KNOX, a Captive there near Twenty Years.
    • LONDON, Printed by Richard Chiswell, Printer to the ROYAL SOCIETY, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1681.
  • THE PREFACE.
  • The CONTENTS.
  • ERRATA.
  • PART I
  • CHAP. I.
  • A general Description of the Island.
  • CHAP. II.
  • Concerning the Chief Cities and Towns of this Island.
  • CHAP. III.
  • Of their Corn, with their manner of Husbandry.
  • CHAP. IV.
  • Of their Fruits, and Trees
  • CHAP. V.
  • Of their Roots, Plants, Herbs, Flowers.
  • CHAP. VI.
  • Of their Beasts, Tame and Wild, Insects.
  • CHAP. VII.
  • Of their Birds, Fish, Serpents, Commodities.
  • PART II.
  • CHAP. I.
  • Of the present King of Cande.
  • CHAP. II.
  • Concerning the King’s Manners, Vices, Recreation, Religion.
  • CHAP. III.
  • Of the Kings Tyrannical Reign.
  • CHAP. IV.
  • Of his Revenues and Treasure.
  • CHAP. V.
  • Of the Kings great Officers, and the Governours of the Provinces.
  • CHAP. VI.
  • Of the King’s Strength and Wars.
  • CHAP. VII.
  • A Relation of the Rebellion made against the King.
  • PART III.
  • CHAP. I.
  • Concerning the Inhabitants of this Island.
  • CHAP. II.
  • Concerning their different Honours, Ranks, and Qualities.
  • CHAP. III.
  • Of their Religion, Gods, Temples, Priests.
  • CHAP. IV.
  • Concerning their Worship, and Festivals.
  • CHAP. V.
  • Concerning their Religions Doctrines, Opinions, And Practices.
  • CHAP. VI.
  • Concerning their Houses, Diet, Housewifry, Salutation, Apparel.
  • CHAP. VII.
  • Of their Lodging, Bedding, Whoredom, Marriages, and Children.
  • CHAP. VIII.
  • Of their Employments and Recreations.
  • CHAP. IX.
  • Of their Laws and Language.
  • CHAP. X.
  • Concerning their Learning, Astronomy, and Art Magick.
  • CHAP. XI.
  • Of their Sickness, Death and Burial.
  • PART IV.
  • CHAP. I.
  • Of the reason of our going to Ceilon, and Detaimnent there.
  • CHAP. II.
  • How we were carried up into the Countrey, and disposed of there, and of the sickness, sorrow and death of the Captain.
  • CHAP. III.
  • How I lived after my Father’s Death. And of the Condition of the rest of the English: and how it fared with them. And of our Interview.
  • CHAP. IV.
  • Concerning some other English men detained in that Countrey.
  • CHAP. V.
  • Concerning the means that were used for our Deliverance. And what happened to us in the Rebellion. And how we were setled afterwards.
  • CHAP. VI.
  • A Continuation of the Author’s particular Condition after the Rebellion. Purchaseth a piece of Land.
  • CHAP. VII.
  • A return to the rest of the English, with some further accounts of them. And some further discourse of the Authors course of life.
  • CHAP. VIII.
  • How the Author had like to have been received into the Kings Service, and what means he used to avoid it. He meditates and attempts an escape, but is often prevented.
  • CHAP. IX.
  • How the Author began his Escape; and got onward of his Way about an Hundred miles.
  • CHAP. X.
  • The Author’s Progress in his Flight from Anarodgburro, into the Woods, unto their arrival in the Malabars Countrey.
  • CHAP. XI.
  • Being in the Malabar Territories, how they encountred two Men, and what passed between them. And of their getting safe unto the Dutch Fort. And their Reception there, and at the Island Manaar, until their Embarking for Columbo.
  • CHAP. XII
  • Their Arrival at Columbo, and entertainment there. Their departure thence to Batavia. And from thence to Bantam: Whence they set Sail for England.
  • CHAP. XIII.
  • Concerning some other Nations, and chiefly Europæans, that now live in this Island. Portugueze, Dutch.
  • CHAP. XIV.
  • Concerning the French: With some Enquiries what should make the King detain white Men as he does. And how the Christian Religion is maintained among the Christians there.
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