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  • Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España IIby Bernal Díaz del Castillo

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 5.72

    Bernal Díaz del Castillo nació en Medina del Campo, en 1495, y murió en Guatemala. Hijo de Francisco Díaz del Castillo, regidor de su ciudad natal, y de María Díez Rejón. Viajó a América acompañado de Pedrarias Dávila y estuvo en las expediciones de Francisco Hernández de Córdoba y Juan de Grijalva. Participó con Hernán Cortés en la conquista de Nueva... more...

  • Central America, 1821-1871by Lowell Gudmundson; Hector Lindo-Fuentes

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

                Central America and its ill-fated federation (1824-1839) are often viewed as the archetype of the ?anarchy? of early independent Spanish America. This book consists of two interralted essays dealing with the economic, social, and political changes that took place in Central America,... more...

  • Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indiasby Bartolomé de las Casas

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    The treaties of Bartolomé de las Casas are arguments in favor of the Indians; the best known of these, Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias , was not published until 1552. Along with passages like the above, with passionate descriptions of the New World, Bartolomé de las Casas reflects on the Conquest and its aftermath.  more...

  • Cartas de relación. Selecciónby Hernán Cortés

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    Twenty years after Columbus's first voyage to the Indies, Cortés sailed from Havana to Mexico and began the conquest of the Aztecs.  Cartas de relación  is an amazing testimonial containting five letters that speak to the cruelty, barbarity, and cunning of the conquerors and the lasting cultural effects of the merging of cultures.   more...

  • Historia de la conquista de la Nueva Españaby Antonio de Solís

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 4.00

    El estilo literario de la Historia de la conquista se anticipa al neoclasicismo, por lo que los autores del siglo XVIII tuvieron esta obra en gran estima. Se sabe que el autor escribió varias veces el texto. Sin embargo, al igual que López de Gómara, Solís nunca estuvo en América. more...

  • La conquista de Méxicoby Francisco López de Gómara

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 4.00

    Francisco Lopez de Gomara studied at the University of Alcalá. He was one of the main writers of the Spanish conquest of America and taught classics at the University of Alcalá before becoming a priest and later secretary and chaplain of Hernán Cortés. Some question the veracity of his accounts based questions of whether he did in fact witness all... more...

  • Tratado de las idolatrías, supersticiones y costumbresby Jacinto de la Serna

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Jacinto de la Serna describe, entre otras, las costumbres de las indígenas aztecas durante el embarazo. Según comenta, no debían mirar los eclipses del Sol y la Luna, pues la criatura podría tener labios leporinos. Tampoco podían contemplar ejecuciones, pues los niños nacerían con una horrible soga de carne anudada a la garganta. Este tratado además... more...

  • Landscapes Of Struggleby Aldo Lauria-Santiago; Leigh Binford

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    During the 1980s, El Salvador's violent civil war captured the world's attention. In the years since, the country has undergone dramatic changes. Landscapes of Struggle offers a broad, interdisciplinary assessment of El Salvador from the late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the ways local politics have shaped the development of... more...

  • Xuxub Must Dieby Paul Sullivan

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 25.95

    Today, foreigners travel to the Yucatan for ruins, temples, and pyramids, white sand beaches and clear blue water. One hundred years ago, they went for cheap labor, an abundance of land, and the opportunity to make a fortune exporting cattle, henequen fiber, sugarcane, or rum. Sometimes they found death. In 1875 an American plantation manager... more...

  • Nicaraguaby Thomas W. Walker; Christine J. Wade

    Westview Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Succinct and updated history of Nicaragua?s politics and foreign relations, with emphasis on the U.S. influence in shaping Nicaraguan life since the Somoza era and the Sandinista Revolution more...