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  • Diario de un reconocimiento de las guardias y fortinesby Félix de Azara

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.62

    Félix de Azara, 18 de mayo de 1742 (Barbuñales, Huesca)-1821. España. Fue militar, ingeniero, explorador, cartógrafo, antropólogo y naturalista. Estudió en la Universidad de Huesca y en la Academia militar de Barcelona dónde se graduó en 1764. Sirvió en el regimiento de infantería de Galicia y obtuvo el grado de lugarteniente en 1775. Siendo herido... more...

  • Carta de Don Diego de Mendoza al capitán Salazarby Diego Hurtado de Mendoza

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.77

    Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1503-1575). España. Tras muchos viajes, una vida larga y fructífera, murió en Madrid, su ciudad natal. Como otros nobles de su tiempo, don Hurtado de Mendoza fue un verdadero hombre renacentista. Sabía griego, latín, árabe e italiano. Fue diplomático, militar y, sobre todo, poeta. Entre sus antepasados se cuentan al marqués... more...

  • Naufragiosby Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 3.69

    Cabeza de Vaca y sus hombres entraron en contacto con unos indios de la Florida que les hicieron creer que había oro muy cerca. Caminaron durante dos semanas en dirección al noroeste hasta encontrar el primer poblado indígena. Sus impresiones serían después reveladas en sus obras. Tras una tentativa de volver, Alvar Núñez y su grupo continuaron rumbo... more...

  • Nature in the New Worldby Antonello Gerbi; Jeremy Moyle

    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...

  • Juan Ponce de Leonby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    While searching for the fountain of youth, Ponce de Leon became the first European to reach what is now the state of Florida. more...

  • The Conquistadorsby Matthew Restall; Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    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 Americasby Rebecca Seaman

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 100.00

    "[T]his encyclopedia lives up to its subtitle, and is a compact compendium on a broad topic of study. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers." - Choice ]]> 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...

  • Spain and Portugal in the New World, 1492-1700by Lyle N. McAlister

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 60.00

    A narrative and interpretive history of Spanish and Portuguese exploration, settlement, and colonization of the Americas. more...

  • Chronicle of the Narvaez Expeditionby Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca; Fanny Bandelier; Harold Augenbraun; Ilan Stavans

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.00

    This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). The author, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca , was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States. In simple, straightforward... more...