Chronicle of New Spain II

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ISBN illustrated paperback: 9788490075586
ISBN hardcover: 9788498973150
ISBN paperback: 9788498168853

Francisco Cervantes de Salazar wrote the Chronicle of New Spain around 1560, commissioned by King Philip II. It appeared in the form of a printed book in the late date of 1914. This work stands out for its data on the native indigenous cultures, of great anthropological value, and for the vision it offers on the conquest and the exploits of Hernán Cortés.
In addition to his closeness to Mexican culture, Cervantes de Salazar had as references for this book the Cartas de relación, by Cortés himself, and the Historia general de las Indias y conquista de México, by Francisco López de Gómara.
Linkgua ediciones has published the works of Cervantes de Salazar in two volumes. The first volume comprises book I to book III.
In this second volume the reader will find books IV to VI.

  • The fourth book -the longest of all- is composed of 134 chapters that appear unnumbered. His detailed description of Mexico City is a priceless testimony of the colonial city.
  • Book V consists of 197 chapters, of which only the first 66 are numbered.
  • Finally, Book VI is incomplete. It consists of 33 chapters, although only the title of the last one appears.

Francisco Cervantes de Salazar (Toledo, c. 1513-1518-Mexico City, November 14, 1575) began his studies in Salamanca, completing his academic training in Flanders and Italy. He was secretary to the president of the Council of the Indies and moved to Mexico, where he wrote the Chronicle of New Spain.
He held the chair of rhetoric at the recently created Mexican University, earning a doctorate in Theology. He was ordained a priest and obtained a canonry in the cathedral until his death.
Cervantes de Salazar was one of the most important Spanish intellectuals based in the viceroyalty of New Spain. His work was always linked to the intellectual current of European Renaissance humanism.

Edited by Manuel Magallón.

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