Native and Spanish New Worlds

Native and Spanish New Worlds

Sixteenth-century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast

Book - 2013
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"Spanish-led entradas--expeditions bent on the exploration and control of new territories--took place throughout the sixteenth century in what is now the southern United States. Although their impact was profound, both locally and globally, detailed analyses of these encounters are notably scarce. Focusing on several major themes--social, economic, political, military, environmental, and demographic--the contributions gathered here explore not only the cultures and peoples involved in these unique engagements but also the wider connections and disparities between these borderlands and the colonial world in general during the first century of Native-European contact in North America. Bringing together research from both the southwestern and southeastern United States, this book offers a comparative synthesis of Native-European contacts and their consequences in both regions. The chapters also engage at different scales of analysis, from locally based research to macro-level evaluations, using documentary, paleoclimatic, and regional archaeological data."-- Jacket
"The authors focus on several major themes--social, economic, political, military, environmental, and demographic--to explore the first century of interaction between natives and Europeans. It is a comprehensive approach that is a first in the scholarly study of the sixteen-century Spanish entradas."-- American Archaeology (back cover)
"Despite an extensive documentary record and a century of archaeological investigations into Spanish entradas and Native-European contact sites in North America, a comparative synthesis has long remained elusive. This new collection admirably and effectively succeeds in filling in this formidable gap in Spanish borderlands culture history and research."-- CHOICE Reviews (back cover)
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9780816530205
Characteristics: xii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 40022179585


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