All listings for this product
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $46.25Trending at AU $49.52
- AU $3.75Trending at AU $7.39
- AU $27.04Trending at AU $31.08
- AU $70.90Trending at AU $79.81
- AU $20.50Trending at AU $24.14
- AU $22.60Trending at AU $23.09
- AU $17.07Trending at AU $23.44
About this product
- DescriptionGonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo (1478-1557) wrote the first comprehensive history of Spanish America, the <cite>Historia general y natural de las Indias, a sprawling, constantly revised work in which Oviedo attempted thing less than a complete account of the Spanish discovery, conquest, and colonization of the Americas from 1492 to 1547, along with descriptions of the land's flora, fauna, and indigeus peoples. His <cite>Historia, which grew to an astounding fifty volumes, includes numerous interviews with the Spanish and indigeus leaders who were literally making history, the first extensive field drawings of America rendered by a European, reports of exotic creatures, ethgraphic descriptions of indigeus groups, and detailed reports about the conquest and colonization process. <cite>Fernandez de Oviedo's Chronicle of America explores how, in writing his <cite>Historia, Oviedo created a new historiographical model that reflected the vastness of the Americas and Spain's enterprise there. Kathleen Myers uses a series of case studies-focusing on Oviedo's self-portraits, drawings of American phemena, approaches to myth, process of revision, and depictions of Native Americans-to analyze Oviedo's narrative and rhetorical strategies and show how they relate to the politics, history, and discursive practices of his time. Accompanying the case studies are all of Oviedo's extant field drawings and a wide selection of his text in English translation. The first study to examine the entire <cite>Historia and its evolving rhetorical and historical context, this book confirms Oviedo's assertion that the New World required a different kind of history as it helps modern readers understand how the discovery of the Americas became a catalyst for European historiographical change.
- Author BiographyKathleen Ann Myers is Professor of Literatures in Spanish at Indiana University in Bloomington.
- Author(s)Kathleen Ann Myers
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication11/08/2010
- SubjectCultural Studies
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Note83 b&w figures, 1 map
- Weight652 g
- Width3963 mm
- Height5969 mm
- Spine813 mm
- Translated byNina M. Scott
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.