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Natural and moral history of the Indies

Author: José de Acosta; Jane E Mangan; Walter Mignolo; Frances M López-Morillas
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2002.
Series: Chronicles of the New World order.
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The Natural and Moral History of the Indies, the classic work of New World history originally published by José de Acosta in 1590, is now available in the first new English translation to appear in several hundred years. A Spanish Jesuit, Acosta produced this account by drawing upon his own observations as a missionary in Peru and Mexico, as well as the writings of other missionaries, naturalists, and soldiers who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Early works to 1600
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Acosta, José de, 1540-1600.
Natural and moral history of the Indies.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606903185
Online version:
Acosta, José de, 1540-1600.
Natural and moral history of the Indies.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)609357547
Named Person: José de Acosta; José de Acosta
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: José de Acosta; Jane E Mangan; Walter Mignolo; Frances M López-Morillas
ISBN: 0822328321 9780822328322 0822328453 9780822328452
OCLC Number: 48773892
Description: xxviii, 535 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction to Jose de Acosta's Historia Natural y Moral de las Indias --
Printing permission granted by King Philip II --
Printing permission granted by Gonzalo Davila, Society of Jesus --
Content approval granted by Fray Luis de Leon --
Dedication to the infanta Dona Isabel Clara Eugenia de Austria --
Paper tax ordered by Christobal de Leon --
Book I. 1. Of the opinion held by some authors that the heavens did not extend to the New World. 2. How the heavens are round everywhere and rotate around themselves. 3. How Holy Writ gives us to understand that the earth is in the midst of the universe. 4. In which a response is given to what is alleged in Scripture against the heavens being round.
Series Title: Chronicles of the New World order.
Other Titles: Historia natural y moral de las Indias.
Responsibility: José de Acosta ; edited by Jane E. Mangan ; with an introduction and commentary by Walter Mignolo ; translated by Frances López-Morillas.

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