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Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)
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Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo

Abstract

These dramatic tales of seafaring and shipwrecks have been translated into English for the first time from the author's sixteenth-century reports on the perils and disasters experienced by travelers to and from the New World. These narratives contain important information about colonial navigation, meteorology, geography, shipping, trade routes, and sociology. The author's goal in writing about these events is not only to share these captivating stories with others but also “o that men may know the many perils that accompany sea travel.”

Keywords: seafaring, shipwrecks, New World, narratives, colonial navigation, meteorology, geography, shipping, trade routes, sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035406
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035406.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, author
Bradley University

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