Beyond Books and Borders: Garcilaso de la Vega and La Florida del Inca

Overview

La Florida del Inca is a central text in the history and culture of the Americas. Its author, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the son of an Inca princess and a Spanish conquistador, was born in Cuzco, Peru. In his chronicle Garcilaso offers a unique rendition of Hernando de Soto's expedition (1539-43) to the vast territory known then as La Florida. The studies collected in Beyond Books and Borders: Garcilaso de la Vega and La Florida del Inca were presented by leading scholars at an interdisciplinary symposium in ...
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Overview

La Florida del Inca is a central text in the history and culture of the Americas. Its author, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the son of an Inca princess and a Spanish conquistador, was born in Cuzco, Peru. In his chronicle Garcilaso offers a unique rendition of Hernando de Soto's expedition (1539-43) to the vast territory known then as La Florida. The studies collected in Beyond Books and Borders: Garcilaso de la Vega and La Florida del Inca were presented by leading scholars at an interdisciplinary symposium in November 2003, sponsored by the City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), inaugurating the celebration of the fourth centennial of the 1605 publication of this important work. Two additional essays, an Introduction, a Chronology, a General Bibliography, and fifty-five images complete this book.
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Editorial Reviews

Chasqui: Revista De Literature Latinoamericana
This collection of essays opens new perspectives and gives insight not only into the specificity of Florida but also the early modern transatlantic world, which reflects the cultural exchanges of our global era....For this informative richness, this collection of essays is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history and culture of the Americas.'
— Kim Beauchesne, The University of British Columbia
The Americas: A Quarterly Review Of Inter-American Cultural
Garcilaso de la Vega's La Florida del Inca is now getting the attention it deserves [...] La Florida del Inca, edited by Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, is a collection of eleven essays that unravels the historical, intellectual, and publication background of Garcilaso's chronicle. The result is a vital resource for the general reader and the specialist [...] For those in the field of colonial studies, Beyond Books and Borders will prove to be indispensable; its interdisciplinary approaches provide solid background as well as stimulating interpretations.'
— Luis Millones Figueroa, Colby College
Revista De Estudios Hispanicos
The useful introductory materials, together with the abundant illustrations and clearly written essays, make the volume accessible to students and readers unfamiliar with Garcilaso's work, while the novelty of much of its scholarship will appeal to specialists....As a volume simultaneously printed in Spanish in Peru, Beyond Books and Borders has the merit of bringing La Florida del Inca to the attention of a wider public in both American continents - a fitting tribute to a work that moves 'beyond borders' to bridge these two continents as well as the Atlantic.'
— Lisa Voigt, The University of Chicago
Chasqui: Revista De Literature Latinoamericana - Kim Beauchesne
'This collection of essays opens new perspectives and gives insight not only into the specificity of Florida but also the early modern transatlantic world, which reflects the cultural exchanges of our global era....For this informative richness, this collection of essays is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history and culture of the Americas.'
The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History - Luis Millones Figueroa
'Garcilaso de la Vega's La Florida del Inca is now getting the attention it deserves [...] La Florida del Inca, edited by Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, is a collection of eleven essays that unravels the historical, intellectual, and publication background of Garcilaso's chronicle. The result is a vital resource for the general reader and the specialist [...] For those in the field of colonial studies, Beyond Books and Borders will prove to be indispensable; its interdisciplinary approaches provide solid background as well as stimulating interpretations.'
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos - Lisa Voigt
'The useful introductory materials, together with the abundant illustrations and clearly written essays, make the volume accessible to students and readers unfamiliar with Garcilaso's work, while the novelty of much of its scholarship will appeal to specialists....As a volume simultaneously printed in Spanish in Peru, Beyond Books and Borders has the merit of bringing La Florida del Inca to the attention of a wider public in both American continents - a fitting tribute to a work that moves 'beyond borders' to bridge these two continents as well as the Atlantic.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611482591
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Pages: 197
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Raquel Chang-Rodríguez is distinguished professor of Hispanic literature and culture at the City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
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