Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition (Penguin Classics) by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca,Harold Augenbraun,Ilan

By Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca,Harold Augenbraun,Ilan Stavans,Fanny Bandelier

The New global tale of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca in his personal words

This riveting actual tale is the 1st significant narrative detailing the exploration of North the US via Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). the writer, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, was once a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an day trip despatched to say for Spain an unlimited region of modern-day southern usa. In easy, hassle-free prose, Cabeza de Vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey persevered by way of the lads after a shipwreck compelled them to make a westward trip walking from present-day Florida via Louisiana and Texas into California. In thirty-eight short chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the rankings of usual and human stumbling blocks they encountered as they made their approach throughout an unknown land. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping account deals a trove of ethnographic info, together with descriptions and interpretations of local cultures, making it a robust precursor to fashionable anthropology.

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