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2. Oviedo and Las Casas

2. Oviedo and Las Casas  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0003
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‘Oviedo and Las Casas’ compares the differences between the histories of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo and Bartolomé de Las Casas. Oviedo, a product of the Italian and Castile courts, ... More
6. Wordplay, philosophy, sculpture

6. Wordplay, philosophy, sculpture  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365708
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10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0006
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‘Wordplay, philosophy, sculpture’ explores the artistic achievements of the Aztec civilization. It can be hard to reconcile their sophisticated artistic prowess with their propensity for ... More
8. Globalizing sanctity

8. Globalizing sanctity  

Simon Yarrow

in Saints: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191781308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.003.0008
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9780199676514
The cult of saints crossed global horizons as part of the spread of Roman Catholicism that began in the late 15th century with the maritime expeditions of Catholic Portugal and Spain. ... More
2. From Christopher Columbus to the present (1492–2017)

2. From Christopher Columbus to the present (1492–2017)  

Gerald O’Collins

in Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191838521
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.003.0002
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9780198796855
‘From Christopher Columbus to the present’ explores what it has meant to be Catholic over the last 500 years. The expansion of Europe led to a wave of missionary activity, and Catholicism ... More
2. Many victories, great conquests

2. Many victories, great conquests  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernández-Armesto

in The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365746
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10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.003.0002
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‘Many victories, great conquests’ outlines the conquistadors' Caribbean conquests and the conquests that followed. The Caribbean conquests succeeded in extracting wealth, but failed in ... More
5. A North American sojourn

5. A North American sojourn  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0006
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‘A North American sojourn’ charts the travails of Spanish settlers north of Mexico. Cabeza de Vaca had a poor military career — he was lost for nine years looking for ‘New Mexico’ and upon ... More
1. First encounters, first doubts

1. First encounters, first doubts  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0002
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‘First encounters, first doubts’ outlines literature from the time directly following Columbus' discovery of the Americas. Columbus' Letter of Discovery describes a paradise, using ... More
5. A shortcut to the grave

5. A shortcut to the grave  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernández-Armesto

in The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365746
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10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.003.0005
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‘A shortcut to the grave’ investigates conquistadors after the initial conquests. Many early conquistadors became interested in native culture. Bartolomé de Las Casas renounced his ... More
The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365746
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10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.001.0001
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The Conquistadors: A very Short Introduction investigates the facts and myths behind the Spanish invasion of the New World. With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded ... More
3. To give account of who I am

3. To give account of who I am  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernández-Armesto

in The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365746
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10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.003.0003
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‘To give account of who I am’ asks: Who exactly were the conquistadors? Many famous conquistadors, such as Cortés, the Pizarro brothers, Pedro de Alvarado, Francisco de Montejos, and ... More
9. On to independence

9. On to independence  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0010
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‘On to independence’ assesses literature's effects on the drive for Latin American independence. Carrió de la Vandera's El Lazarillo parodied contemporary travel literature, exposing the ... More
6. Epic accomplishments

6. Epic accomplishments  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0007
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‘Epic accomplishments’ examines the epic poetry of the New World. The Americaniad flourished in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the most notable example being Ercilla's La ... More
3. Nineteenth-century prose: the revelation of Latin America

3. Nineteenth-century prose: the revelation of Latin America  

Roberto González Echevarría

in Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365838
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10.1093/actrade/9780199754915.003.0003
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‘Nineteenth-century prose: the revelation of Latin America’ explores the descriptive and analytic prose of Latin America. Narrative work requires a conception of time. The discovery of the ... More
2. Spanish literature and modernity

2. Spanish literature and modernity  

Jo Labanyi

in Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191776939
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10.1093/actrade/9780199208050.003.0003
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9780199208050
What does modernity mean? It is usually defined in terms of industrialization, urbanization, and secularization. ‘Spanish literature and modernity’ considers how Spain came to be seen ... More
4. The conquest of Mexico

4. The conquest of Mexico  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0005
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‘The conquest of Mexico’ explores literature related to the seizure of Mexico by the conquistadores. Conquest was supposedly the legitimate seizure of land from enemies of Christianity, but ... More
6. Others

6. Others  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777066
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0007
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’Others’ examines the fate of outsiders and unbelievers in the Reformation. Heretics were burned by both confessions to purge them from society. Each burning produced a martyr to inspire ... More
Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Rolena Adorno

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.001.0001
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9780199755028
Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction provides a vivid account of the literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to ... More
8. Baroque plenitude

8. Baroque plenitude  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365845
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10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0009
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9780199755028
‘Baroque plenitude’ charts the effects of Gongorism. Gongorism — the poetic revolution instigated by Góngora y Argote — wrapped Greco–Roman myths, philosophy, and learning in dazzling ... More

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