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Fernández
Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita,
Historia general de las conquistas del nuevo reyno de Granada...

Antwerp: Juan Baptista Verdussen, 1688.

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Fernández's history focuses on the twin "missions" of civilization and Christianization undertaken by the Spanish in the New World. For Fernández, the Indians are pagan idolaters, corrupted by the Devil, but whose idolatry conceals glimpses of the true faith of the Spaniards.

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Colonial Fictions, Colonial Histories

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