By Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
The New global tale of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca in his personal words
This riveting real tale is the 1st significant narrative detailing the exploration of North the United States through Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). the writer, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, was once a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an excursion despatched to assert for Spain an unlimited zone of today's southern usa. In basic, hassle-free prose, Cabeza de Vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey persevered by means of the boys after a shipwreck compelled them to make a westward trip walking from present-day Florida via Louisiana and Texas into California. In thirty-eight short chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the ratings of typical and human stumbling blocks they encountered as they made their approach throughout an unknown land. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping account deals a trove of ethnographic info, together with descriptions and interpretations of local cultures, making it a strong precursor to fashionable anthropology.
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Kuei-ch’ing. See Li Kuei-ch’ing. Kung Kuai (1057–1111), left provincial administration commissioner of Shantung. K’ung, Auntie, go-between in Ch’ing-ho who represents Ch’iao Hung’s family in arranging the betrothal of Ch’iao Chang-chieh to Hsi-men Kuan-ko. K’ung family of the Eastern Capital, family into which P’ang Ch’un-mei is reincarnated as a daughter. Kuo Shou-ch’ing, senior disciple of Shih Po-ts’ai, the corrupt Taoist head priest of the Temple of the Goddess of Iridescent Clouds on the summit of Mount T’ai.
Kou Tzu-hsiao, professional actor from Su-chou who specializes in playing male lead roles. Ku, Silversmith, jeweler in Ch’ing-ho patronized by Li P’ing-erh and Hsi-men Ch’ing, employer of Lai-wang after he returns to Ch’ing-ho from exile in Hsü-chou. Kuan, Busybody. See Kuan Shih-k’uan. Kuan-ko. See Hsi-men Kuan-ko. Kuan Shih-k’uan, Busybody Kuan, a dissolute young scamp upon whom Hsimen Ch’ing turns the tables by abusing the judicial system. Kuan-yin Nunnery, abbess of, superior of Nun Wang, frequent visitor in the Hsi-men household.
See Li Kuei-chieh. Kuei-ch’ing. See Li Kuei-ch’ing. Kung Kuai (1057–1111), left provincial administration commissioner of Shantung. K’ung, Auntie, go-between in Ch’ing-ho who represents Ch’iao Hung’s family in arranging the betrothal of Ch’iao Chang-chieh to Hsi-men Kuan-ko. K’ung family of the Eastern Capital, family into which P’ang Ch’un-mei is reincarnated as a daughter. Kuo Shou-ch’ing, senior disciple of Shih Po-ts’ai, the corrupt Taoist head priest of the Temple of the Goddess of Iridescent Clouds on the summit of Mount T’ai.