Searching for Golden Empires

Author: William K. Hartmann
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816530874
Format: PDF, Docs
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""In Searching for Golden Empires, William K. Hartmann tells a true-life adventure story that recounts the shared history of the United States and Mexico, unveiling episodes both tragic and uplifting. Hernan Cortez Montezuma, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, and Viceroy Antonio Mendoza are just some of the principal eyewitnesses in this vivid history of New World exploration"--Provided by publisher.

The Spanish Empire A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Author: H. Micheal Tarver Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694228
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through reference entries and primary documents, this book surveys a wide range of topics related to the history of the Spanish Empire, including past events and individuals as well as the Iberian kingdom's imperial legacy. • Includes primary documents accompanied by introductory headnotes that give students material to analyze when writing term papers and provide readers with a firsthand look at the key events and individuals of the Spanish Empire • Includes an extended bibliography that highlights the most recent scholarship in the field

New Mexico and the Pimer a Alta

Author: John G. Douglass
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607325748
Format: PDF, ePub
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Focusing on the two major areas of the Southwest that witnessed the most intensive and sustained colonial encounters, New Mexico and the Pimería Alta compares how different forms of colonialism and indigenous political economies resulted in diverse outcomes for colonists and Native peoples. Taking a holistic approach and studying both colonist and indigenous perspectives through archaeological, ethnohistorical, historical, and landscape data, contributors examine how the processes of colonialism played out in the American Southwest. Although these broad areas—New Mexico and southern Arizona/northern Sonora—share a similar early colonial history, the particular combination of players, sociohistorical trajectories, and social relations within each area led to, and were transformed by, markedly diverse colonial encounters. Understanding these different mixes of players, history, and social relations provides the foundation for conceptualizing the enormous changes wrought by colonialism throughout the region. The presentations of different cultural trajectories also offer important avenues for future thought and discussion on the strategies for missionization and colonialism. The case studies tackle how cultures evolved in the light of radical transformations in cultural traits or traditions and how different groups reconciled to this change. A much needed up-to-date examination of the colonial era in the Southwest, New Mexico and the Pimería Alta demonstrates the intertwined relationships between cultural continuity and transformation during a time of immense change and highlights contemporary thought on the colonial experience. Contributors: Joseph Aguilar, Jimmy Arterberry, Heather Atherton, Dale Brenneman, J. Andrew Darling, John G. Douglass, B. Sunday Eiselt, Severin Fowles, William M. Graves, Lauren Jelinek, Kelly L. Jenks, Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa, Phillip O. Leckman, Matthew Liebmann, Kent G. Lightfoot, Lindsay Montgomery, Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, Robert Preucel, Matthew Schmader, Thomas E. Sheridan, Colleen Strawhacker, J. Homer Thiel, David Hurst Thomas, Laurie D. Webster

Europa das Meer und die Welt

Author: Jürgen Elvert
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641159709
Format: PDF
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Die Entstehung Europas aus dem Meer - die große maritime Geschichte unseres Kontinents Europa wurde in der Antike vom Meer her erschlossen. Die heutige europäische Zivilisation entwickelte sich jedoch in der Neuzeit, in einem ständigen Dialog mit den außereuropäischen Welten, die von Seefahrern, Entdeckern und Kaufleuten in den europäischen Horizont einbezogen wurden. Das Meer verband Europa und Außereuropa miteinander: Schiffe brachten europäische Güter und europäisches Wissen in die Welt und Informationen aus der Welt nach Europa. Das neue Weltwissen wurde hier verarbeitet und sorgte so dafür, dass eine völlig neue Wissenskultur entstand. Auch unser Wohlstand ist fest an die Freiheit der Meere geknüpft. Nachdem der Mensch lange allzu sorglos mit dem Meer als Ökosystem umgegangen ist, beginnen wir jetzt zu begreifen, dass unser aller Zukunft vom Meer abhängt.

Cities of Gold

Author: William K. Hartmann
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 146682333X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Southwestern United States has become a battleground for those who promote new land development and those who wish to preserve the land's beauty and heritage. Drawing together contemporary urban land-use politics and a scandal more than four centuries old, William K. Hartmann has crafted a highly charged novel of injustice with powerful echoes in the modern world. Arizona, 1989. Rooney Development, Inc, hires city planner Kevin Scott to research a potential development site outside Tucson. The president of the corporation hopes to find a colorful historical background that will draw investors to the site. Arizona, 1539. Fray Marcos de Niza of Spain journeys into the unknown and reports the fabled seven cities of gold, launching Coronado's huge army of conquistadors to conquer the American southwest. Coronado's soldiers and later scholars eventually called Marcos a fraud and liar, his report a mere fiction. But Kevin, sifting through mountains of historical documents discovers the truth about Marcos. The friar was discredited for others' profit; conquistadors then, and developers now were pursuing American dream to get rich quick—at the expense of land and history. Rooney's development, Kevin realizes, may hold historic clues to the first Spanish explorations of America. Kevin's report to Rooney becomes the central piece of evidence in a tumultuous legal debate over land use, and Kevin finds himself attacked, like de Niza centuries before and threatened by those whose agendas are hindered by truth. Calling on many historical sources, and quoting actual documents written by de Niza and participants in Coronado's army, William K. Hartmann has fashioned a heartbreakingly brilliant novel of timeless beauty and human betrayal. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

In the stream of stars

Author: William K. Hartmann
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN:
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A look at the Soviet-American space race offers paintings by artists from both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

Moons and Planets

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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN:
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A new easy-to-understand approach to the study of planets! MOONS AND PLANETS teaches you about planets in general, instead of asking you to remember lots of details about each one. Plus, it's full of the latest scientific breakthroughs, like the landing of the NEAR spacecraft on an asteroid. And with tons of study tools built right in, you'll be ready for the test as well.

A Traveler s Guide to Mars

Author: William K. Hartmann
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761126065
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Utilizes a travel guide format to bring together recent scientific discoveries about Mars, describing such features as its dry riverbeds, huge volcano, possible ancient sea floor, and impact craters.

Rivers of Blood Rivers of Gold

Author: Mark Cocker
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802138019
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The tragic history of conflict between the Europeans and indigenous peoples spans the globe from Mexico to Australia to Africa to show the effects of the European colonial sweep.

Mars Underground

Author: William K. Hartmann
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429975156
Format: PDF, Kindle
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2032. The human race has established colonies on Mars. For years Dr. Alwyn Stafford researched its biggest mystery: Did life evolve on the Red Planet? The answer, except for simple, long-dead microorganisms, was no. Now retired, Stafford stubbornly continues his quest. Rumors say he's been going farther than ever before into the Martian deserts. Then he goes out and doesn't return. As the search for him grow, it becomes apparent that the old man found something that will forever change humanity's place in the cosmos... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.