Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition
By (author) Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
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Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Book DescriptionThis story of survival is the first major narrative of the exploration of North America by Europeans (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 the vast area of today's southern Unived States. A shipwreck forced him and a handful of men to make the long westward journey on foot from the present day Florida via Louisiana and Texas to California. In order to survive, Cabeza de Vaca joined native peoples along the way, learning their languages and practices, serving them as a slave and later as a physician. The narrative is a trove of ethnographic information, with descriptions and interpretations of native cultures that make it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780142437070
(199mm x 131mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition, Paperback (December 2012)
This new Norton Critical Edition recounts the 1527-36 expedition of Cabeza de Vaca, the first Spanish explorer to cross North America.
Naufragios, Paperback / softback (February 2000)» View all books by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Esta historia posee la veracidad de alguien que ha vivido personalmente los hechos que narra, pero tambien tiene elementos novelescos. Por eso no se puede decir que sea un relato historico. Fue escrita para convencer a Carlos V de la importancia de la empresa realizada en el continente americano.
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Author Biography - Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.
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