The Early Spanish Main

The Early Spanish Main

by Sauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521088488

ISBN-13: 9780521088480

Pub. Date: 10/30/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What happened from 1942 to 1519, when Columbus and the Spaniards were staking out an American Empire? Carl O. Sauer uses contemporary sources and his authoritative knowledge of land forms, vegetation and ethnography in Latin America to place the history of the early Spanish Main in a fresh context. This account of the voyages of discovery, of the early years of

Overview

What happened from 1942 to 1519, when Columbus and the Spaniards were staking out an American Empire? Carl O. Sauer uses contemporary sources and his authoritative knowledge of land forms, vegetation and ethnography in Latin America to place the history of the early Spanish Main in a fresh context. This account of the voyages of discovery, of the early years of Spanish administration, and how the Spaniards dealt with the crises of their colonial policies, is a definitive work of historical geography as well as an exciting readable book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521088480
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Abbreviations; 1. introduction; 2. The discovery; 3. Aboriginal condition of the islands; 4. Española under Columbus; 5. Change of government license to discover (1499–1502); 6. Veragua, last venture of Columbus (1502–1504); 7. Organization of the Indies (1502–1509); 8. Attempts to occupy Tierra Firme (1504–1509); 9. Expansion from Española (1509–1519); 10. Island crisis and its effects (1509–1519); 11. Entry to Darién and the South Sea (1511–1514); 12. Cuevan country and people; 13. Castilla del Oro (1514–1519); 14. Indian langs of farther Castilla del Oro; 15. Establishment on the South Sea; 16. Native decline and ecologic change in Castilla del Oro; 17. The end of the era; Index.

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