The Florida Of The Inca

The Florida Of The Inca

by Garcilaso De La Vega, Jeannette Varner, John G. Varner
     
 

Perhaps the most amazing thing of all about Garcilaso de la Vega's epic account of the De Soto expedition is the fact that, although it is easily the first great classic of American history, it had never before received a complete or otherwise adequate English translation in the 346 years which have elapsed since its publication in Spanish. Now the Inca's thrilling

Overview

Perhaps the most amazing thing of all about Garcilaso de la Vega's epic account of the De Soto expedition is the fact that, although it is easily the first great classic of American history, it had never before received a complete or otherwise adequate English translation in the 346 years which have elapsed since its publication in Spanish. Now the Inca's thrilling narrative comes into its own in the English speaking world.

Hernando de Soto's expedition for the conquest of North America was the most ambitious ever to brave the perils of the New World. Garcilaso tells in remarkably rich detail of the conquistadors' wanderings over half a continent, of the unbelievable vicissitudes which beset them, of the Indians whom they sought to win for King and Church and by whose hands most of them died, of De Soto's death, and of the final pitiful failure of the expedition.

Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Examiner
"When you regretfully lay aside this extraordinary volume and add it to your shelf of favorite titles, you will appreciate the tremendous adventure into history which you have had."
New York Times Book Review
"Great endurances and deeds were surviving treasures for the soul that marched with DeSoto, and this book is their richest storehouse."
New York Herald Tribune
"A distinguished and beautiful book, greatly translated."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292724341
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1981
Pages:
708
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.90(d)

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