The Resource Books of the brave : being an account of books and of men in the Spanish Conquest and settlement of the sixteenth-century New World, Irving A. Leonard ; with a new introduction by Rolena Adorno

Books of the brave : being an account of books and of men in the Spanish Conquest and settlement of the sixteenth-century New World, Irving A. Leonard ; with a new introduction by Rolena Adorno

Label
Books of the brave : being an account of books and of men in the Spanish Conquest and settlement of the sixteenth-century New World
Title
Books of the brave
Title remainder
being an account of books and of men in the Spanish Conquest and settlement of the sixteenth-century New World
Statement of responsibility
Irving A. Leonard ; with a new introduction by Rolena Adorno
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since its original publication in 1949, Irving A. Leonard's pioneering Books of the Brave has endured as the classic account of the introduction of literary culture to Spain's New World. Leonard's study documents the works of fiction that accompanied and followed the conquistadores to the Americas and goes on to argue that popular texts influenced these men and shaped the way they thought and wrote about their New World experiences. For the first time in English, this edition combines Leonard's text with a selection of the documents that were his most valuable sources--nine lists of books destined for the Indies. Containing a wealth of information that is sure to spark future study, these lists provide the documentary evidence for what is perhaps Leonard's greatest contribution: his demonstration that royal and inquisitorial prohibitions failed to control the circulation of books and ideas in colonial Spanish America. Rolena Adorno's introduction signals the lasting value of Books of the Brave and brings the reader up to date on developments in cultural-historical studies that have shed light on the role of books in Spanish American colonial culture. Adorno situates Leonard's work at the threshold between older, triumphalist views of Spanish conquest history and more recent perspectives engendered by studies of native American peoples
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
002/.098/09031
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z490
LC item number
.L46 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Books of the brave : being an account of books and of men in the Spanish Conquest and settlement of the sixteenth-century New World, Irving A. Leonard ; with a new introduction by Rolena Adorno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-434) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm44957031
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlvii, 453 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520079908
Lccn
92004601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b36875442
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44957031
  • acls0520078160

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