Naufragios y Comentarios (Penguin Great Journeys #4)
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Lo más importante de esta autobiografía es que muestra a Cabeza de Vaca como el verdadero descubridor de América del Norte, que detalla con gran detalle las poblaciones indígenas mexicanas y que incorpora al lenguaje castellano varias palabras de origen americano.
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En el libro se recogen las primeras observaciones etnográficas sobre las poblaciones indígenas del golfo de...more
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (ca. 1492 – ca. 1560) was a Spanish explorer.
He took part in the 1527 Panfilo de Narvaez expedition to explore Florida.
Became famous writing in 1542 The Report, or The Shipwrecked Men. Six hundred men and five ships was reduced to four people.
Cabeza de Vaca’s story of the journey is brief but tells to the readers many important facts related to the first knowledge of the New World. Cabeza de Vaca’s point of view is not the usual of the conqueror, but like one of a mo...more
Cabeza de Vaca joined the Narvaez expedition to Florida in 1527 with expectations that were quite normal for a Spanish aristocrat of his time; he wanted to plunder a wealthy, untouched land for all it had and convert every native he came across to Catholicism. To that end he set sail in a sizable fleet carryin...more
Le narrateur finit par retrouver des chrétien...more
It is an account of adventure, culture, nature, human avarice, and finally, redemption. It's a tragedy that this book is not required reading for every schoolchild in this country.
In addition to the fantastic descriptions of the life of Native American tribes before mass colonization, this narrative offers a complex narrator whose motives are dubious at best. The account was published after the author's return to Spain, when he was apparently attempting to raise money for additional tra...more
"Since the lodges afforded so little shelter, people began to die, and five Christians quartered on the coast were driven to such extremes that they ate each other, until but one remained, who being...more
Me alegró que sobreviviera y que volviera a Castilla. Aunque ya sabia que eso sucedia.
Es un libro que no leería por placer (lo hice por mis estudios). Pero es interesante sin dudas.
This is a true horror story recounting how of many hundred only a handful of Spainaird sailors survived.