Pedro de Rivera and the military regulations for northern New Spain, 1724-1729 : a documentary history of his frontier inspection and the reglamento de 1729 /
compiled and edited by Thomas H. Naylor and Charles W. Polzer.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c1988.
viii, 365 p. : ill., facsims.
0816510709 (alk. paper)
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Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c1988.
0816510709 (alk. paper)
general note
Documents in English and Spanish; introd. and critical matter in English.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The reader gets a fine sense of not only military procedures but also what life must have been like for a soldier in the borderlands."-- Pacific Historical Review
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Documents relating to Rivera's inspection of New Spain's military frontier, presented in their original Spanish and in translation, provide a detailed background by which modern scholars can better assess the status and role of Spain's military outposts.

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