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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


Peter Martyr
Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Peter Martyr d'Anghiera,
Opus epistolarum...

Alcalá de Henares: M. de Eguía, 1530.

Martyr's chronicle was a long time in the making. He took advantage of his position to gain access to Columbus's narratives as well as to other documents reporting on events abroad. When Martyr's work did finally appear in print, it quickly became the principal way Europeans got their first glimpses of the New World.

Martyr's De nuper sub D. Carlo repertis insulis... Peter Martyr

Colonial Fictions, Colonial Histories

Exhibition Contents | Introduction | Essays | Bibliography & Links


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