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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas

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Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita,
Historia general de las conquistas del nuevo reyno de Granada...

Antwerp: Juan Baptista Verdussen, 1688.

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Fernández came from the new mestizo society which had evolved in New Spain by the 17th century. Born in Bogotŕ, he became a cleric was and eventually promoted to Bishop of Santa Marta. His history of New Grenada, today known as Columbia, was written in Spain while Fernández was defending himself before the Council of the Indies on charges brought by the local visitador.

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