Penguin Classics: Chronicle Of The Narvaez Expedition

Penguin Classics: Chronicle Of The Narvaez Expedition by Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca
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ISBN
9780142437070
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
160
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536).

The author, Alvar Nunez 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 prose, Cabeza de Vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey endured by the men after a shipwreck forced them to make a westward journey on foot from present-day Florida through Louisiana and Texas into California.

In thirty-eight brief chapters, he describes the scores of natural and human obstacles they encountered as they made their way across the unmapped land. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping account offers a trove of ethnographic information, including descriptions and interpretations of native cultures, making its a powerful precursor to modern anthropology.
ISBN:
9780142437070
Publication Date:
06 / 08 / 2002
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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