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Fernández de Oviedo's Chronicle of America


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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: New World, New History and the Writing of America
  • 1. Between Two Worlds: The Life and Writings of Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes
  • 2. A Reader's Guide to a New World History
  • 3. The Historian as Actor and Autobiographer: Tierra Firme 1514
  • 4. Eyewitness to America's Wonders: Illustrating a Natural History of the Indies
  • 5. Amazon Women and New World Realities: Documenting an Expanding World
  • 6. Cortes and the Conquest of Mexico: Truth and Multiple Testimonies
  • 7. Native Americans in Oviedo's
  • Conclusions
  • Appendices
  • A. Chronology of Fernandez de Oviedo's Life and Works
  • B. Map of Hispaniola and Tierra Firme
  • C. Translations of Passages from Fernandez de Oviedo's
  • 1. Prologue, Part I, Book 1
  • 2. Book 29, Chapter 6 (Tierra Firme)
  • 3. Book 7, Chapter 16 (The Pineapple)
  • 4. Book 6, Chapter 33 (Amazon Women)
  • 5. Book 33, Chapter 54 (Interview with Juan Cano)
  • 6. Book 29, Chapter 26 (Natives of Tierra Firme)
  • D. Table. Manuscript Locations and Illustrations/Woodcuts
  • E. Illustrations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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A masterful examination of how Fernandez de Oviedo's General and Natural History of the Indies created a new model for writing history that reflected the vastness of the New World and Spain's colonial enterprise

About the Author

Kathleen Ann Myers is Professor of Literatures in Spanish at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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