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Descriptive accounts of America. Earliest to 1810

  • Adventures in the Westby David R. Elliott

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 12.99

    The previously unpublished manuscript of Henry Halpin: long-time associate of the fur trade and Canada's Native Peoples, employee of the Hudson's Bay Company, and Indian agent from 1885 to 1901. more...

  • A Brave Vesselby Hobson Woodward

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    - Boston Globe "Like Shakespeare before him, Hobson Woodward...excels at using his source materials to produce a richly textured adventure story...If you're interested in Jamestown, shipwrecks or Shakespeare, you'll want...this book" - Minneapolis Star Tribune "The exquisitely detailed story of the 17th-century ship that helped inspire... more...

  • Historia general de las Indiasby Francisco López de Gómara

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Francisco Lopez de Gomara  studied at the University of Alcalá. He was one of the main writers of the Spanish conquest of America and taught classics at the University of Alcalá before becoming a priest and later secretary and chaplain of Hernán Cortés. Some question the veracity of his accounts based questions of whether he did in fact witness all... more...

  • Histories of Infamyby Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera; Scott Sessions

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 19.95

    In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation of Native peoples. The most widely read account of the conquest in its time, Gómara's Historia general de las Indias y Conquista de México rationalized... more...

  • Milicia indianaby Bernardo de Vargas Machuca

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Félix Varela y Morales (teólogo, sacerdote, investigador cubano). Hijo de un militar español. A los seis años vivió con su familia en La Florida. Allí cursó la primera enseñanza. En 1801 regresó a La Habana y entró en el Seminario de San Carlos y San Ambrosio. En 1806 obtuvo el título de Bachiller en Teología y tomó los hábitos. En 1810 se graduó... more...

  • Milicia indianaby Bernardo de Vargas Machuca

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Milicia indiana, publicado en 1599, es un tratado de arte militar pensado para los capitanes o "caudillos" españoles en América, enfrentados a los inconvenientes geográficos, y a los aborígenes. Su autor, Bernardo de Vargas Machuca (1557-1622) vivió más de veinte años en América y se opuso a las ideas de Bartolomé de Las Casas.   Biographische... more...

  • Representing the New Worldby Jonathan Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 135.00

    Representing the New World argues for the importance of Spain in the New World as an example of France and England in their efforts to establish colonies and suggests that this example was ambivalent and contradictory as well as surprisingly persistent in the representations of Spain in French and English texts concerning the Americas. more...

  • Sumario de la natural historia de las Indiasby Gonzalo Fernández deOviedo

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    La Historia natural de las Indias fue uno de los primeros documentos impresos sobre la flora y la fauna americanas. Fernández de Oviedo viajó otras cuatro veces a América, en la que permaneció un total de veintidós años, y fue nombrado Cronista de Indias en 1532. Al año siguiente aceptó el cargo de alcaide de la fortaleza de Santo Domingo y allí murió... more...

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