Pedro Menendez de Aviles and the Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript (Hardback)
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Pedro Menendez de Aviles and the Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 28/11/2016
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Pedro Menendez de Aviles (1519-1574) founded St. Augustine in 1565. His expedition was documented by his brother-in-law, Gonzalo Solis de Meras, 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 Solis de Meras's record was one single manuscript which Eugenio Ruidiaz y Caravia transcribed in 1893, and subsequent editions and translations have always followed Ruidiaz's text. In 2012 David Arbesu 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 Menendez de Aviles and the Conquest of Florida, Arbesu sheds light on principal events missing from the story of St. Augustine's founding. By consulting the original chronicle, Arbesu provides readers with the definitive bilingual edition of this seminal text.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813061245
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 29 mm


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"[P]rovides a polished comparative treatment of an old account through a new lens." - Bulletin of Spanish Studies

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