Among the early Spanish chroniclers who contributed to popular images of the New World was the Amerindian-Spanish (mestizo) historian and literary writer, El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539-1616). He authored several works, of which La Florida del Inca (1605) stands out as the best because of its unique Amerindian and European perspectives on the De Soto expedition (1539-1543). As the child of an Indian mother and a Spanish father, Garcilaso lived in both worlds--and saw value in each. Hailed throughout Europe for his excellent contemporary Renaissance writing style, his work was characterized.
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CONTRIBUTORS:Stephen GreenblattMargarita ZamoraInga ClendinnenRolena AdornoAnthony PagdenSabine MacCormackFrank LestringantDavid DamroschSara Castro-KlarenLouis MontroseMary C. FullerDavid QuintJeffrey KnappLuce GiardMichel de Certeau.
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The discovery of the Indies, wrote Francisco Lopez de Gomara in 1552, was "the greatest event since the creation of the world, excepting the Incarnation and Death of Him who created it". Five centuries have not diminished either the overwhelming importance or the strangeness of the early encounter between Europeans and American peoples. This collection of essays, encompassing history, literary criticism, art history and anthropology, offers a fresh approach to the momentous encounter. (source: Nielsen Book Data)