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Fernández de Oviedo's chronicle of America : a new history for a New World

Author: Kathleen Ann Myers; Nina M Scott; Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Gonzalo Fern?ndez de Oviedo (1478-1557) wrote the first comprehensive history of Spanish America, the Historia general y natural de las Indias, a sprawling, constantly revised work in which Oviedo attempted nothing less than a complete account of the Spanish discovery, conquest, and colonization of the Americas from 1492 to 1547, along with descriptions of the land's flora, fauna, and indigenous peoples. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Early accounts to 1600
Early works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myers, Kathleen Ann.
Fernández de Oviedo's chronicle of America.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608395221
Online version:
Myers, Kathleen Ann.
Fernández de Oviedo's chronicle of America.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608836622
Named Person: Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés; Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Ann Myers; Nina M Scott; Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés
ISBN: 9780292717039 0292717032 9780292726123 0292726120
OCLC Number: 137222785
Notes: Translations of passages from Fernández de Oviedo's Historia general y natural de las Indias--Acknowledgments.
Description: xvii, 324 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: New World, new history and the writing of America --
Between two worlds : the life and writings of Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes --
A reader's guide to a New World history --
The historian as actor and autobiographer : Tierra Firme 1514 --
Eyewitness to America's wonders : illustrating a natural history of the Indies --
Amazon women and New World realities : documenting an expanding world --
Cortes and the conquest of Mexico : truth and multiple testimonies --
Native Americans in Oviedo's History --
Conclusions --
Appendix A. Chronology of Fernández de Oviedo's life and works --
Appendix B. Map of Hispaniola and Tierra Firme, ca. 1540 --
Appendix C. Translations of passages from Fernández de Oviedo's Historia general y natural de las Indias.
Responsibility: Kathleen Ann Myers ; translations by Nina M. Scott.
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