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The Resource The first letter from New Spain : the lost petition of Cortés and his company, June 20, 1519, by John F. Schwaller ; with Helen Nader

The first letter from New Spain : the lost petition of Cortés and his company, June 20, 1519, by John F. Schwaller ; with Helen Nader

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The first letter from New Spain : the lost petition of Cortés and his company, June 20, 1519
Title
The first letter from New Spain
Title remainder
the lost petition of Cortés and his company, June 20, 1519
Statement of responsibility
by John F. Schwaller ; with Helen Nader
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The founding of la Villa Rica de la Veracruz (the rich town of the True Cross) is prominently mentioned in histories of the conquest of Mexico, but scant primary documentation of the provocative act exists. During a research session at the Spanish archives, when John Schwaller discovered an early-sixteenth-century letter from Veracruz signed by the members of Cortés{u2019}s company, he knew he had found a trove of historical details. Providing an accessible, accurate translation of this pivotal correspondence, along with in-depth examinations of its context and significance, The First Letter from New Spain gives all readers access to the first document written from the mainland of North America by any European, and the only surviving original document from the first months of the conquest. The timing of Cortés{u2019}s Good Friday landing, immediately before the initial assault on the Aztec Empire, enhances the significance of this work. Though the expedition was conducted under the authority of Diego Velázquez, governor of Cuba, the letter reflects an attempt to break ties with Velázquez and form a strategic alliance with Carlos V, the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. Brimming with details about the events surrounding Veracruz{u2019}s inception and accompanied by mini-biographies of 318 signers of the document{u2014}socially competitive men who risked charges of treason by renouncing Velázquez{u2014}The First Letter from New Spain gives evidence of entrepreneurship and other overlooked traits that fueled the conquest. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwaller, John Frederick
Dewey number
972/.02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
Study in English; letter in English accompanied by a facsimile of the original in Spanish
LC call number
F1230
LC item number
.S37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1936-
  • 1485-1547
  • 1485-1547
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nader, Helen
  • Cortés, Hernán
  • Cortés, Hernán
Series statement
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cortés, Hernán
  • Mexico
  • Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave, Mexico)
Label
The first letter from New Spain : the lost petition of Cortés and his company, June 20, 1519, by John F. Schwaller ; with Helen Nader
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / John F. Schwaller -- A synopsis of the conquest of Mexico / John F. Schwaller and Helen Nader -- The Veracruz petition in historiographical context / John F. Schwaller -- Description of the Veracruz petition / Helen Nader and John F. Schwaller -- Facsimile, transcription, and translation of the Veracruz petition / Helen Nader and John F. Schwaller -- The members of the company: a prospographical essay / John F. Schwaller -- Biographies of the signatories of the Veracruz petition / John F. Schwaller -- Conclusions / John F. Schwaller
Control code
861541346
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 296 pages
Isbn
9780292756717
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861541346
Label
The first letter from New Spain : the lost petition of Cortés and his company, June 20, 1519, by John F. Schwaller ; with Helen Nader
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / John F. Schwaller -- A synopsis of the conquest of Mexico / John F. Schwaller and Helen Nader -- The Veracruz petition in historiographical context / John F. Schwaller -- Description of the Veracruz petition / Helen Nader and John F. Schwaller -- Facsimile, transcription, and translation of the Veracruz petition / Helen Nader and John F. Schwaller -- The members of the company: a prospographical essay / John F. Schwaller -- Biographies of the signatories of the Veracruz petition / John F. Schwaller -- Conclusions / John F. Schwaller
Control code
861541346
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 296 pages
Isbn
9780292756717
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861541346

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