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RZ-50391-05
Spain and the New World in the Writings of Chimalpahin
Susan Schroeder, Tulane University

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Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco López de Gómara's La Conquista de México (Book)
Title: Chimalpahin's Conquest: A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco López de Gómara's La Conquista de México
Author: Chimalpahin
Editor: David E. Tavárez
Editor: Susan Schroeder
Editor: Anne J. Cruz
Editor: Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera
Abstract: This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortés's conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's monumental Historia de las Indias y Conquista de México was published in 1552 to instant success. Despite being banned from the Americas by Prince Philip of Spain, La conquista fell into the hands of the seventeenth-century Nahua historian Chimalpahin, who took it upon himself to make a copy of the tome. As he copied, Chimalpahin rewrote large sections of La conquista, adding information about Emperor Moctezuma and other key indigenous people who participated in those first encounters. Chialpahin's Conquest is thus not only the first complete modern English translation of López de Gómara's La conquista, an invaluable source in itself of information about the conquest and native peoples; it also adds Chimalpahin's unique perspective of Nahua culture to what has traditionally been a very Hispanic portrayal of the conquest.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/chimalpahins-conquest-a-nahua-historians-rewriting-of-francisco-lopez-de-gomaras-la-conquista-de-mexico/oclc/669499270&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=17786
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Access Model: Book
Publisher: Stanford: Stanford University Press
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780804769488
Translator: David E. Tavárez
Translator: Susan Schroeder
Translator: Anne J. Cruz
Translator: Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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