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Discovery of America and early explorations

  • Myths of the Rune Stoneby David M. Krueger

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    What do our myths say about us? Why do we choose to believe stories that have been disproven? David M. Krueger takes an in-depth look at a legend that held tremendous power in one corner of Minnesota, helping to define both a community?s and a state?s identity for decades. In 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have discovered a large rock... more...

  • Sir Walter Ralegh's Discoverie of Guianaby Professor Joyce Lorimer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Sir Walter Ralegh's account of his 1595 expedition to the Orinoco in search of the fabled empire of El Dorado was an immediate publishing success and is one of the most important pieces of Elizabethan travel literature. This edition presents, on facing pages, the annotated texts of a previously unpublished copy of Ralegh's fair manuscript draft of... more...

  • Coronadoby Herbert Eugene Bolton; John Kessell

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Herbert Eugene Bolton?s classic of southwestern history, first published in 1949, delivers the epic account of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado?s sixteenth-century entrada to the North American frontier of the Spanish Empire. more...

  • Discovering Floridaby John E. Worth

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    Florida?s lower gulf coast was a key region in the early European exploration of North America, with an extraordinary amount of first-time interactions between Spaniards and Florida?s indigenous cultures. Discovering Florida compiles all the major writings of Spanish explorers in the area between 1513 and 1566. Including transcriptions of the original... more...

  • Alles Mythos! 20 populäre Irrtümer über die Wikingerby Claudia Banck

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 30.26

    Sie waren groß, blond und blauäugig und ihre Frauen hatten nichts zu sagen. Die ?Terroristen? des Mittelalters tauchten mit ihren Schiffen aus dem Nichts auf und versetzten Europa in Angst und Schrecken. Bis an die Zähne bewaffnet eroberten die Horden aus dem Norden ganze Landstriche und erschlugen alles, was sich bewegte. Doch waren die Wikinger wirklich... more...

  • The Mariner of St. Maloby Stephen Leacock; G. M. Wrong

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Stephen Leacock gained popular acclaim as a much-loved humor writer, publishing dozens of books in that vein over the course of his career. However, he was a trained scholar by trade who was also quite active in the realm of academic publishing. This historical chronicle of the life and exploits of sixteenth-century explorer Jacques... more...

  • The Dawn of Canadian Historyby Stephen Leacock; George M. Wrong; H. H. Langton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Stephen Leacock shot to popular acclaim as a humor writer prone to penning absurdist vignettes and other mirthful morsels. However, he was trained as a political economist and spent much of his life working in this and several other academic disciplines. The collaborative volume The Dawn of Canadian History showcases Leacock's strengths as a scholar... more...

  • Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vacaby Donald Chipman

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

     Cabeza de Vaca?s mode of transportation, afoot on portions of two continents in the early decades of the sixteenth century, fits one dictionary definition of the word ?pedestrian.? By no means, however, should the ancillary meanings of ?commonplace? or ?prosaic? be applied to the man, or his remarkable adventures. Between 1528 and 1536, he trekked... more...

  • La nao Santa Mari´aby Cesareo Fernández Duro

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    La Santa María was the largest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World in 1492. It was one of the first three ships in the world to cross the Atlantic Ocean and partially verify the roundness of the earth. The other ships of the expedition were the Nina and the Pinta. This text is a treatise commissioned... more...

  • Viaje al río de la Plataby Ulrich Schmídel de Straubing

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Ulrico Schmidl o Schmidel o Schmidt (1510 en Estraubingen-1581 Ratisbona) fue un soldado lansquenete, viajero y cronista alemán. Parte hacia el río de la Plata integrando la expedición del adelantado Pedro de Mendoza. Junto a él vive los horrores de la primera fundación de Buenos Aires. Durante veinte años recorre lo que llama «Paraíso de las selvas... more...