Historia general de las Indias

Book Information

Serie: Historia 207
ISBN ebook: 9788498168990
ISBN papel: 9788496290136
Páginas: 398
Portada: Jean Théodore de Bry: The New World
Prólogo de: Jorge Gurría Lacroix
Notas de: Jorge Gurría Lacroix
Author:Francisco López de Gómara
Categories: Colonial literature, Modern Cults Tags: Century XVI, Latin America, Mexico, Spain


Although Francisco López de Gomara never went to America, he did receive direct testimonials from Cortés and other famous explorers. With this information he wrote Historia General de las Indias (General History of the Indies), a widely read work at the time. The text provides a detailed succession of events, written with elegance and loaded with quotations from the classics. With regard to the natives, he takes the view of an officer.