Aside from the annotations which are often trivial and as partial as the book itself, the English translation, “History of the New World by Girolamo Benzoni”. The Milanese Benzoni journeyed to the New World in , visiting the Antilles, Central America, the west coast of South America, and Guatemala. His Historia. The Milanese Girolamo Benzoni published his Historia del mondo nuovo in fact that Benzoni reveals himself in his text as an unmistakable opponent of the.
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First published in Venice inBenzoni’s book was an immediate best seller and available in at least five languages before the end of the century. It spanned the yearsproviding detailed descriptions of native flora and fauna, exciting narration of harrowing exploits, and a surprisingly critical perspective on the expanding Spanish Empire’s methods of conquest and governance, in which Benzoni highlighted the struggles of indigenous peoples.
This edition follows the three-book structure of the original account but focuses on Benzoni’s own experiences, omitting episodes to which he was not a witness and excising repetition and hyperbolic hearsay. The first English-language version bensoni sincethis volume includes an informative introduction and annotations that situate Benzoni and his fascinating writings in the larger context of Spanish colonial conquest.
Perfect for classroom use, this is a lively, vivid firsthand account of the adventure and wonder of the New World. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books?
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Review quote “[A] very readable, nimble translation. Benzoni is indeed recommended reading for all courses and discussions considering the birth and girth of global modernity.
Benzoni’s references to crucial themes in colonial history and his unsubtle discourse regarding the Spanish conquests will certainly stimulate classroom discussions ranging from the Black Legend debate to the usefulness and pitfalls of firsthand travel accounts. This new edition will add yet another indispensable primary document to our collection of historical references for Anglophone students. More than another chapter in the Black Legend, Benzoni’s Historia is an example of the political, economic, and religious writing that shaped Europe’s perceptions of the Spanish project in the New World, and Robert Schwaller and Jana Byars’s well-annotated edition makes it accessible for researchers of all glrolamo.
Aune, California University of Pennsylvania “Robert Schwaller and Jana Byars provide an engaging translation of Benzoni that contextualizes his work within modern scholarship on the early modern Atlantic world as well as recent historical research on the Americas. They are careful to point out that this eyewitness account gorolamo valuable bwnzoni about the New World, but they also demonstrate how and why the History is not always to be trusted for its accuracy.
The History of the New World : Benzoni’s Historia del Mondo Nuovo
This book will be greatly appreciated by students and scholars of Benzoin American history, cross-cultural exchange in the Renaissance, and travel writing. Surprisingly direct and accessible, The History of the New World benefits tremendously from Jana Byars’s new translation and from her and Robert Schwaller’s careful editing and introduction, which will help today’s readers navigate Benzoni’s wild tales of lost treasure, shipwreck, jungle warfare, and human sacrifice.
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