The Early Spanish Main

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University of California Press, 1966 - 306페이지
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Reissued for the 500th Anniversary of Columbus's Voyage to the Americas, Carl Sauer's Classic Account of the Land, Nature, and People Columbus Encountered
The history of Columbus's four voyages has been told many times. But Sauer's book is still the only work to provide not only a narrative of the voyages and of the colonizing ventures that followed them, but also an exploration of their impact on the peoples, the flora, and the fauna of the Americas.
For Sauer, Columbus was simply "a Genoese of humble birth and small schooling," obstinate and increasingly paranoid. His obsession with gold and the rights he had secured brought the first Spanish venture overseas to the edge of failure. His successors were more competent administrators but continued the quest for riches, destroying the native ecology and the lifestyle of the indigenous peoples. Sauer attempts to show that native Americans had a balanced and highly productive livelihood that gave them abundance, leisure, and satisfaction. This book offers a unique view of the "cultural landscape" Columbus encountered and how it was transformed by the Europeans, establishing a pattern of conquest and settlement that was repeated all over Spanish America. Reissued for the 500th Anniversary of Columbus's Voyage to the Americas, Carl Sauer's Classic Account of the Land, Nature, and People Columbus Encountered
The history of Columbus's four voyages has been told many times. But Sauer's book is still the only work to provide not only a narrative of the voyages and of the colonizing ventures that followed them, but also an exploration of their impact on the peoples, the flora, and the fauna of the Americas.
For Sauer, Columbus was simply "a Genoese of humble birth and small schooling," obstinate and increasingly paranoid. His obsession with gold and the rights he had secured brought the first Spanish venture overseas to the edge of failure. His successors were more competent administrators but continued the quest for riches, destroying the native ecology and the lifestyle of the indigenous peoples. Sauer attempts to show that native Americans had a balanced and highly productive livelihood that gave them abundance, leisure, and satisfaction. This book offers a unique view of the "cultural landscape" Columbus encountered and how it was transformed by the Europeans, establishing a pattern of conquest and settlement that was repeated all over Spanish America.
  

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Introduction
1
The Discovery
12
Aboriginal Condition of the Islands
37
Espanola under Columbus
70
Change of Government License to Discover 14991502
104
Veragua Last Venture of Columbus 15021504
120
Organization of the Indies 15021509
147
Attempts to Occupy Tierra Firme 15041509
161
Entry to Darien and the South Sea 15111514
218
Cuevan Country and People
238
Castilla del Oro 15141519
247
Indian Lands of Farther Castilla del Oro
266
Establishment on the South Sea
278
Native Decline and Ecologic Change in Castilla del Oro
283
The End of the Era
290
Index
297

Expansion from Espanola 15091519
178
Island Crisis and Its Effects 15091519
196

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저자 정보 (1966)

Carl Ortwin Sauer (1889-1975), until his death, taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where he trained an entire generation of geographers and founded the Berkeley school of cultural geography. Anthony Pagden is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge University.

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