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Post-Columbian period. El Dorado

  • 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...

  • Amerigo Vespucci Pilot Cbby Frederick Julius Pohl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1967 more...

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

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.88

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.80

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...