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The Resource Chronicle of the Narváez expedition : a new translation, context, criticism, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated by David Frye ; edited by Ilan Stavans

Chronicle of the Narváez expedition : a new translation, context, criticism, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated by David Frye ; edited by Ilan Stavans

Label
Chronicle of the Narváez expedition : a new translation, context, criticism
Title
Chronicle of the Narváez expedition
Title remainder
a new translation, context, criticism
Statement of responsibility
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated by David Frye ; edited by Ilan Stavans
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"This new Norton Critical Edition recounts the 1527-36 expedition of Cabeza de Vaca, the first Spanish explorer to cross North America. Published in 1542 to an astonished and captivated public, Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition tells the unforgettable story of a sixteenth-century soldier turned explorer who, along with three other survivors of a shipwreck, makes his way across an unknown geographic and cultural landscape. This Norton Critical Edition is based on David Frye's new translation. It is accompanied by Ilan Stavan's introduction, the translator's preface, the editor's detailed explanatory annotations, and a map tracing Cabeza de Vaca's journey from Florida to California. "Alternative Narratives and Sequels" enriches the reader's understanding of and appreciation for Cabeza de Vaca's chronicle, which can be read both as historical record and as fiction (Cabeza de Vaca having written his account years after the events took place). Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdéz's General and Natural History of the Indies (1535) provides a different account of the same journey, while sequels can be found in a 1539 letter from the Viceroy of New Spain to the Emperor and in Fray Marcos de Niza's Relación on the Discovery of the Kingdom of Cibola (1539). The Spanish explorers, soldiers, and missionaries of the period saw the New World as a place of enchantment, riches, and opportunity. This spirit is captured in "Contexts" with documents including a 1493 letter from Christopher Columbus to a potential benefactor of his future travels; Hernán Cortés's 1520 letter from Mexico; and an excerpt from Fray Bartolomé's Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies (1542). A selection from Miguel León Portilla's Broken Spears provides readers with the viewpoint of the vanquished. "Criticism" includes five major assessments of Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition spanning eighty years. Contributors include Morris Bishop, Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz, Paul Schneider, Andrés Reséndez, and Beatriz Rivera-Barnes."--Publisher's website
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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active 16th century
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Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar
Dewey number
  • 910.92
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E125.N9
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Frye, David L
  • Stavans, Ilan
Series statement
A Norton critical edition
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  • Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Indians of North America
  • America
  • America
Label
Chronicle of the Narváez expedition : a new translation, context, criticism, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated by David Frye ; edited by Ilan Stavans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Text of Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition -- Context. Alternative narratives and sequels ; Other contemporary accounts of the new world. -- Criticism
Control code
795174096
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 223 pages
Isbn
9780393918151
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012026947
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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map
System control number
(OCoLC)795174096
Label
Chronicle of the Narváez expedition : a new translation, context, criticism, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca ; translated by David Frye ; edited by Ilan Stavans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Text of Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition -- Context. Alternative narratives and sequels ; Other contemporary accounts of the new world. -- Criticism
Control code
795174096
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 223 pages
Isbn
9780393918151
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012026947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)795174096

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