Spanish Missions of Texas

Spanish Missions of Texas

by Byron Browne


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Spanish Missions of Texas by Byron Browne

After the conquest of Mexico by Hernán Cortés in the sixteenth century, conquistadors and explorers poured into the territory of Nueva España. The Franciscans followed in their wake but carved a different path through a harsh and often violent landscape. That heritage can still be found across Texas, behind weathered stone ruins and in the pews of ornate, immaculately maintained naves. From early structures in El Paso to later woodland sanctuaries in East Texas, these missions anchored communities and, in many cases, still serve them today. Author Byron Browne reconnoiters these iconic landmarks and their lasting legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467136303
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 01/23/2017
Series: Landmarks
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,206,741
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Byron Browne is a writer and teacher living in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Angie. He has written on subjects as various as the bullfights in Spain to the viticulture industry in West Texas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Early Entradas and History 17

Chapter 2 The Missions and Presidios of Goliad 39

Chapter 3 The Missions and Presidios of El Paso 65

Chapter 4 The Missions and Presidios of San Antonio 95

Chapter 5 The Missions and Presidios of San Xavier, San Sabá, and El Cañon 161

Conclusion 185

Notes 191

Index 199

About the Author 203

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