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The Spanish Missions of San Antonio

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Built in the eighteenth century by Franciscan friars and their Native American converts, San Antonio's five Spanish missions form the largest such cluster in the United States. One is preserved as the Alamo, and the others make up San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. This concise and lavishly ilustrated account balances the history of the missions' founding and their original function with the stories of their subsequent decay and eventual restoration. More than 130 archival and present-day ...

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Overview

Built in the eighteenth century by Franciscan friars and their Native American converts, San Antonio's five Spanish missions form the largest such cluster in the United States. One is preserved as the Alamo, and the others make up San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. This concise and lavishly ilustrated account balances the history of the missions' founding and their original function with the stories of their subsequent decay and eventual restoration. More than 130 archival and present-day illustrations include new drawings of each original mission compound, reflecting the latest archeological and scholarly discoveries. They help make this not only a concise portrayal of the missions' saga but a valuable handbook for visiting the missions and an important reference source as well

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Editorial Reviews

Southwestern Historical Quarterly
A fresh approach to a theme that has been visited often but not always this well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965150767
  • Publisher: Maverick Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,410,550
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lewis F. Fisher's other books about San Antonio include San Antonio: Outpost of Empires, River Walk: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River and Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage.

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