Answer to Question #171148 in History for RHYLYN

Question #171148

Based on the chronicle of Antonio Pigafetta, What is your personal Evaluation on the impact of the document in the understanding of the 16th Century people and their culture in the Philippines?


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2021-03-15T07:48:55-0400

Pigafetta was one of the 18 men who returned to Spain in 1522, under the command of Juan Sebastián Elcano, out of the approximately 240 who set out three years earlier. These men completed the first circumnavigation of the world. Pigafetta's surviving journal is the source for much of what is known about Magellan and Elcano's voyage. Antonio Pigafetta (1491 – c. 1531) was a Venetian scholar and explorer. He joined the expedition to the Spice Islands led by explorer Ferdinand Magellan under the flag of King Charles I of Spain and, after Magellan's death in the Philippines, the subsequent voyage around the world. During the expedition, he served as Magellan's assistant and kept an accurate journal which later assisted him in translating the Cebuano language. It is the first recorded document concerning the language.


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