Exploration, conquest, encounter

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Portrait of Hernán Cortés, 17th century, oil on canvas, Museo Naval de Madrid

Read before class:

  • James I of Aragon (WCH 336-38)
  • Christopher Columbus, “Letter Concerning the First Voyage” (Norton 540-44)
  • Hernan Cortes, “The Second Letter” (Norton, 547-57)
  • The Florentine Codex (Norton 557-63)
  • Inca Garcilaso De La Vega, Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru (Norton 574-80)