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- Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00
El Dorado, the South American "Lost City of Gold," became a siren call for Spanish conquistadores eager to obtain fame and fortune by discovering the undiscoverable. Lives and fortunes were lost, reputations were made and lost, but El Dorado always seemed to be tantalizingly out of reach. With the original story growing out of a religious... more...
- 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...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 29.95
In Nature in the New World (translated 1985),Antonello Gerbiexamines the fascinating reports of the first Europeans to see the Americas. These accounts provided the basis for the images of strange and new flora, fauna, and human creatures that filled European imaginations. Initial chapters are devoted to the writings of Columbus, Vespucci, Cortés,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99
With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements.... more...
Conflict in the Early Americas: An Encyclopedia of the Spanish Empire's Aztec, Incan, and Mayan ConquestsABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00
As the study of world history evolves from a Eurocentric perspective to a more global viewpoint, formerly marginalized groups are now the focus of discussion, revealing a background rich with important military, political, social, and economic achievements. This book examines the once prosperous and powerful native civilizations in Central and South... more...
- 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...
- 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...