Pedro de Rivera and the Military Regulations for Northern New Spain, 1724-1729: A Documentary History of His Frontier Inspection and the Reglamento de 1729 by Thomas H. Naylor, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Pedro de Rivera and the Military Regulations for Northern New Spain, 1724-1729: A Documentary History of His Frontier Inspection and the Reglamento de 1729

Pedro de Rivera and the Military Regulations for Northern New Spain, 1724-1729: A Documentary History of His Frontier Inspection and the Reglamento de 1729

by Thomas H. Naylor
     
 

George Willis Ritchey was the builder of the first large, successful American reflecting telescopes and worked closely with George Ellery Hale, the phenomenal fund raiser and organizer of observatories; Mount Wilson Observatory stands today as a monument to their collaboration. Osterbrock shows how the relationship of these men helped the United States take

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George Willis Ritchey was the builder of the first large, successful American reflecting telescopes and worked closely with George Ellery Hale, the phenomenal fund raiser and organizer of observatories; Mount Wilson Observatory stands today as a monument to their collaboration. Osterbrock shows how the relationship of these men helped the United States take the lead in developing major astronomical facilities.

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"The reader gets a fine sense of not only military procedures but also what life must have been like for a soldier in the borderlands."—Pacific Historical Review
Booknews
Documents in English and Spanish; introduction and critical matter in English. Few people today are aware of the extreme attention to bureaucratic detail that characterized the Spanish military in the field. This work cites Rivera's report as an example of that activity and, further, as a basis for understanding the situation of Spain's farflung military posts in northern New Spain. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816510702
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
02/01/1989
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

The late Thomas H. Naylor was an editor for the Documentary Relations of the Southwest project. Charles W. Polzer, curator of ethnohistory, is the director of the Documentary Relations of the Southwest project at the Arizona State Museum.

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