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  • The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introductionby Matthew Restall; Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    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 Conquestsby Rebecca Seaman

    ABC-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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Crossing the Continent 1527-1540by Robert Goodwin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    The true story of America's first great explorer and adventurer?an African slave named Esteban Dorantes Crossing the Continent takes us on an epic journey from Africa to Europe and America as Dr. Robert Goodwin chronicles the incredible adventures of the African slave Esteban Dorantes (1500-1539), the first pioneer from the Old World to explore... more...

  • Amerigoby Felipe FernÁNdez-Armesto

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In 1507, European cartographers were struggling to redraw their maps of the world and to name the newly found lands of the Western Hemisphere. The name they settled on: America, after Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure Florentine explorer. In Amerigo , the award-winning scholar Felipe Fernández-Armesto answers the question ?What?s in a name?? by delivering... more...

  • The Discovery of Guianaby Sir Walter Raleigh

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...

  • Jacques Cartierby Adam Woog

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 36.00

    A biography about the first explorer to establish a French presence in North America, an accomplishment that allowed the next generation of French sailors to create the first settlements in Canada. more...

  • The South American Expeditions, 1540-1545by Baker H. Morrow; Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    This book is one of the great first-person accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century. Morrow's new translation makes Cabeza de Vaca's adventures available to a wide English-speaking audience for the first time. more...