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010 _a 2014007782
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042 _apcc
043 _an------
050 0 0 _aG 2283 .W48 1998
082 0 0 _a914
084 _aHIS025000
245 1 0 _aA River in Spain :
_bDiscovering the Duero Valley in Old Castile /
_cRobert White.
264 1 _aNew York :
_bI.B. Tauris,
300 _axvi, 336 pages :
_c24 cm.
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
520 2 _a""In Searching for Golden Empires, William K. Hartmann tells a true-life adventure story that recounts the shared history of the United States and Mexico, unveiling episodes both tragic and uplifting. Hernan Cortez Montezuma, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, and Viceroy Antonio Mendoza are just some of the principal eyewitnesses in this vivid history of New World exploration"--Provided by publisher.
520 2 _a"This lively book recounts the explorations of the first generations of Spanish conquistadors and their Native allies. Author William K. Hartmann brings readers along as the explorers probe from Cuba to the Aztec capital of Mexico City, and then northward through the borderlands to New Mexico, the Grand Canyon, southern California, and as far as Kansas. Characters include Hernan Cortes, the conqueror; the Aztec ruler Motezuma; Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, a famous expedition leader; fray Marcos de Niza, an explorer-priest doomed to disgrace; and Viceroy Antonio Mendoza, the king's representative who tried to keep the explorers under control. Recounting eyewitness experiences that the Spaniards recorded in letters and memoirs, Hartmann describes ancient lifeways from Mexico to the western United States; Aztec accounts of the conquest; discussions between Aztec priests and Spanish priests about the nature of the universe; Cortes's lifelong relationship with his famous Native mistress, Malinche (not to mention the mysterious fate of his wife); lost explorers who wandered from Florida to Arizona; and Marcos de Niza's controversial reports of the 'Seven Cities of Cibola.' Searching for Golden Empires describes how, even after the conquest of Mexico, Cortes remained a 'wildcat' competitor with Coronado in a race to see who could find the 'next golden empire,' believed to lie in the north. It is an exciting history of the shared story of the United States and Mexico, unveiling episodes both tragic and uplifting"--
_cProvided by publisher.
650 0 _aCibola, Seven Cities of.
650 0 _aSpaniards
650 0 _aIndians of Mexico
650 0 _aIndians of North America
_zWest (U.S.)
650 0 _aIndians
_xSocial life and customs.
650 0 _aCulture conflict
650 7 _aHISTORY / Latin America / Mexico.
651 0 _aAmerica
_xDiscovery and exploration
651 0 _aMexico
_xDiscovery and exploration
651 0 _aWest (U.S.)
_xDiscovery and exploration
651 0 _aAmerica
_xEthnic relations
906 _a7
942 _2lcc
955 _brf14 2014-08-11
_irf14 2014-08-11 telework (episodic) ONIX; to Dewey
_axn11 2014-10-24 1 copy rec'd., to CIP ver.
_arf07 2015-10-05 Copy 3 to discard
999 _c6857