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Post-Columbian period. El Dorado

  • El Doradoby Dennis Abrams

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Humanism and Americaby Andrew Fitzmaurice

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 46.00

    A major study of the impact of Renaissance humanism upon the English colonization of America. more...

  • No Settlement, No Conquestby Richard Flint

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Flint takes a new look at the Coronado entrada of 1539-42 that marked the earliest large-scale contact between Europeans and Native Americans in what is now the American Southwest. more...

  • Crossing the Continent 1527-1540by Robert Goodwin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Marvelous Possessionsby Stephen Greenblatt

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Marvelous Possessions is a study of the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World. In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the... more...

  • Eating Grassby Feroz Khan

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The history of Pakistan's nuclear program is the history of Pakistan. Fascinated with the new nuclear science, the young nation's leaders launched a nuclear energy program in 1956 and consciously interwove nuclear developments into the broader narrative of Pakistani nationalism. Then, impelled first by the 1965 and 1971 India-Pakistan Wars, and more... more...

  • The Search for Mabilaby Vernon J. Knight; Neal G. Lineback; Alan Knight; Linda Derry; Eugene M. Wilson; John E. Worth; Ned Jenkins; George E. Lankford; Robbie Ethridge; Kathryn E. Holland Braund; Neil G. Lineback; Lawrence A. Clayton; Amanda L. Regnier; Michael D. Murphy; Gregory A. Waselkov; Douglas E. Jones; Craig T. Sheldon Jr

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 37.95

    One of the most profound events in sixteenth-century North America was a ferocious battle between the Spanish army of Hernando de Soto and a larger force of Indian warriors under the leadership of a feared chieftain named Tascalusa. The site of this battle was a small fortified border town within an Indian province known as Mabila. Although the Indians... more...

  • Imaginary Cities of Goldby Peter O. Koch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Spanish conquistadors attempted to conquer the New World nearly a century before the English colonists established a permanent settlement at Jamestown. This book examines the unsuccessful elements of Spain's attempt at expanding its empire in the Americas, focusing particularly on the misadventures of three conquistadors. Part One tells the story... more...