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Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida : A New Manuscript
by Gonzalo Solís de Merás and David Arbesú




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Pedro Men ndez de Avil s (1519-1574) founded St. Augustine in 1565. His expedition was documented by his brother-in-law, Gonzalo Sol s de Mer s, who left a detailed and passionate account of the events leading to the establishment of America's oldest city. Until recently, the only extant version of Sol s de Mer s's record was one single manuscript that Eugenio Ruid az y Caravia transcribed in 1893, and subsequent editions and translations have always followed Ruid az's text. In 2012, David Arbes discovered a more complete record: a manuscript including folios lost for centuries and, more important, excluding portions of the 1893 publication based on retellings rather than the original document. In the resulting volume, Pedro Men ndez de Avil s and the Conquest of Florida, Arbes sheds light on principal events missing from the story of St. Augustine's founding. By consulting the original chronicle, Arbes provides readers with the definitive bilingual edition of this seminal text.

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Overview

Pedro Men ndez de Avil s (1519-1574) founded St. Augustine in 1565. His expedition was documented by his brother-in-law, Gonzalo Sol s de Mer s, who left a detailed and passionate account of the events leading to the establishment of America's oldest city. Until recently, the only extant version of Sol s de Mer s's record was one single manuscript that Eugenio Ruid az y Caravia transcribed in 1893, and subsequent editions and translations have always followed Ruid az's text. In 2012, David Arbes discovered a more complete record: a manuscript including folios lost for centuries and, more important, excluding portions of the 1893 publication based on retellings rather than the original document. In the resulting volume, Pedro Men ndez de Avil s and the Conquest of Florida, Arbes sheds light on principal events missing from the story of St. Augustine's founding. By consulting the original chronicle, Arbes provides readers with the definitive bilingual edition of this seminal text.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780813068428
  • ISBN-10: 0813068428
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publish Date: November 2020
  • Page Count: 446
  • Dimensions: 9.21 x 6.14 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.51 pounds


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