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Book Title: The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca|
Date of issue: May 1st 2003
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The author of the book: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 943 KB
Edition: University of Nebraska Press
Read full description of the books The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca:This edition of Ã�lvar NÃºÃ±ez Cabeza de Vacaâ��s RelaciÃ³n offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vacaâ��s account of the 1527 PÃ¡nfilo de NarvÃ¡ez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the first-known African to encounter the North American wilderness and its Native inhabitants. It is a fascinating tale of survival against the highest odds, and it highlights Native Americans and their interactions with the newcomers in a manner seldom seen in writings of the period. Â In this English-language edition, reproduced from their award-winning three-volume set, Adorno and Pautz supplement the engrossing account with a general introduction that orients the reader to Cabeza de Vacaâ��s world. They also provide explanatory notes, which resolve many of the narrativeâ��s most perplexing questions. This highly readable translation fires the imagination and illuminates the enduring appeal of Cabeza de Vacaâ��s experience for a modern audience.
Read information about the authorÁlvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. During eight years of traveling across the US Southwest, he became a trader and faith healer to various Native American tribes before reconnecting with Spanish colonial forces in Mexico in 1536. After returning to Spain in 1537, he wrote an account, first published in 1542 as La Relación ("The Relation", or in more modern terms "The Account"), which in later editions was retitled Naufragios ("Shipwrecks"). Cabeza de Vaca has been considered notable as a proto-anthropologist for his detailed accounts of the many tribes of American Indians that he encountered.
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