Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast - Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series (Hardback)John E. Worth (editor and translator)
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Including transcriptions of the original Spanish documents as well as English translations, this volume presents-in their own words-the experiences and reactions of Spaniards who came to Florida with Juan Ponce de Leon, Panfilo de Narvaez, Hernando de Soto, and Pedro Menendez de Aviles. These accounts, which have never before appeared together in print, provide an astonishing glimpse into a world of indigenous cultures that did not survive colonization. With introductions to the primary sources, extensive notes, and a historical overview of Spanish exploration in the region, this book offers an unprecedented firsthand view of La Florida in the earliest stages of European conquest.
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm