Letters from Mexico (Yale Nota Bene) por Hernan Cortes

Letters from Mexico (Yale Nota Bene) por Hernan Cortes

Titulo del libro: Letters from Mexico (Yale Nota Bene)

Autor: Hernan Cortes

ISBN: 0300090943

Hernan Cortes con Letters from Mexico (Yale Nota Bene)

Letters from Mexico Written over a seven-year period to Charles V of Spain, Hernan Cortes's letters provide a narrative account of the conquest of Mexico from the founding of the coastal town of Veracruz until Cortes's journey to Honduras in 1525. The two introductions set the letters in context. Full description

"[A] welcome re-issue of Anthony Pagden's fine translation of Cortes' Cartas De Relacion. . . . This edition is a model of how to present a sometimes difficult text to an English-speaking readership."--B.W. Ife, Times Higher Education Supplement
"[The] definitive translation. . . . It adds up to one of the most fascinating Machiavellian documents to come out of the Renaissance."--Carlos Fuentes, The Guardian
"[Pagden] provides us with two important innovations: the first reliable edition of the most important Spanish text . . . and annotations that draw on Pagden's own profound knowledge of Mesoamerican cultures. . . . Impressive . . . [The text and notes] capture the sweep and detail of two peoples looking on each other with amazement. . . . Rarely have the complexities of these early European and American interactions been made so accessible to readers in English."--Helen Nader, The Sixteenth Century Journal
"[Pagden's] carefully translated and highly readable text of the letters is further distinguished by extensive explanatory notes and a bibliography of cited sources. . . . An essential book for the library of any serious Mexicanist."--Stephen A. Colston, American Indian Quarterly

Anthony Pagden is Harry C. Black Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University. J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Oxford.

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #405241 in Books
  • Published on: 2001-10-05
  • Released on: 2001-10-05
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.70" h x 5.00" w x 7.80" l, 1.09 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 610 pages


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