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Conquistador in Chains Cabeza De Vaca and the Indians of the Americas

by David A. Howard

Conquistador in Chains Cabeza De Vaca and the Indians of the Americas Synopsis

Conquistador in Chains Cabeza De Vaca and the Indians of the Americas by David A. Howard

Conquistador in Chains Cabeza De Vaca and the Indians of the Americas Press Reviews

A fresh and immensely satisfying new look at a man who paid the steep price of career and honor in defense of his Christian conscience, honed by a long and intimate contact with American Indians. This book highlights once again the contradictory motives that drove the Spanish conquest of the Americas in the 16th century by focusing on one man, Cabeza de Vaca. In his being and in his actions we see and can appreciate the magnitude, the magnificence, and the depravity of an era, borne along by sometimes wildly contradictory obsessions, from the most sacred to the most profane. Lawrence A. Clayton, The University of Alabama A broad-ranging look at an exceptional conqueror. Howard covers both the North and South American phases of his remarkable life. John F. Schwaller, Director, Academy of American Franciscan History

Book Information

ISBN: 9780817308285
Publication date: 31st January 1997
Author: David A. Howard
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: History of the Americas, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Social & cultural history, Biography: historical, political & military,

About David A. Howard

David A. Howard is Professor of History at Houghton College, Houghton, New York.

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