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A new Andalucia and a way to the Orient : the American Southeast during the sixteenth century /
Paul E. Hoffman.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1990.
xiii, 353 p. : maps.
0807115525 (alk. paper)
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Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1990.
0807115525 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
Francis Parkman Prize, USA, 1991 : Won
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-02:
In this study, Hoffman blends archival research with printed primary materials and a thorough mastery of secondary literature. The result is a fascinating account of the early 16-century origins and development of the Chicora legend of a fertile, rich "New Andalucia" in North America and of the Verrazzano legend of an isthmus connecting the continents. Hoffman also analyzes the influence these legends had on exploration and settlement in the American Southeast until 1590. Part 1 of the book examines Lucas Vazquez Ayllon and the creation of the Chicora legend and then its reduced credence among Spaniards. Part 2 considers the Verrazzano legend of a route to the Orient and Spanish interest in the Southeast until the early 1560s. Part 3 carries the story to 1590, beginning with the Franco-Spanish struggle in the 1560s and concluding with the appearance of the English on the continent. This clearly written work includes a full bibliography and index. All university libraries and other libraries with collections in the history of the southeastern US should purchase it. Upper-division undergraduates and above. -M. A. Burkholder, University of Missouri--St. Louis
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Table of Contents
The Spaniards and a new Andalucia
The Chicora legend created, 1521-1523p. 3
Ayllon's contract and Quejo's second voyage, 1523-1525p. 34
The Ayllon expedition of 1526p. 60
The Chicora legend discounted among Spaniards, 1526-1551p. 84
The French and a way to the Orient
Verrazzano's Sea and Franco-Spanish claims to North America and the Caribbeanp. 105
A renewal of interest in the southeast, 1552-1557p. 125
The Luna expedition and European diplomacy, 1557-1559p. 144
The Spaniards and the Atlantic coast, 1560-1563p. 169
The contest for empire in the southeast
The Franco-Spanish straggle, 1562-1565p. 205
Theories, hopes, and realities : Spanish Florida, 1565-1572p. 231
Transition in Spanish Florida, and New French and English initiatives, 1572-1583p. 267
The English test the legends, 1583-1590p. 291
Alonso de Chaves' rutter and the locations of Ayllon's explorations and colonies
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