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Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition
by Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca and Fanny Bandelier and Harold Augenbraun


Overview - The New World story of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca in his own words

This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). The author, Alvar N ez Cabeza de Vaca , was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States.  Read more...


 
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More About Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition by Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca; Fanny Bandelier; Harold Augenbraun
 
 
 
Overview
The New World story of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca in his own words

This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). The author, Alvar N ez Cabeza de Vaca, was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States. In simple, straightforward prose, Cabeza de Vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey endured by the men after a shipwreck forced them to make a westward journey on foot from present-day Florida through Louisiana and Texas into California. In thirty-eight brief chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the scores of natural and human obstacles they encountered as they made their way across an unknown land. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping account offers a trove of ethnographic information, including descriptions and interpretations of native cultures, making it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142437070
  • ISBN-10: 0142437077
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: July 2002
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.76 x 5.14 x 0.42 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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