Author: Argensola, Bartolomé Leonardo de (1562-1631) from the library of George M Foster
Conquista de México. Gonzalo de Illescas, un capítulo de su historia pontifical sobre la conquista de la Nueva España
Publisher: Editorial Pedro Robredo
Place: Mexico City
381 pages with index. Royal octavo (9 ¼ “ x 7“) bound in leather with raised spine bands and gilt lettering to spine. From the library of Professor George M Foster. Introduction and notes by Joaquin Ramirez Cabanas. 1st thus.
Gonzalo de Illescas (1518? - 1583?) was a Spanish historian and abbot. Born in Dueñas, Palencia province, he was abbot of San Frontís de Zamora. He studied at Salamanca, where he may have earned a degree in theology. He traveled in Italy (Venice, 1550; Rome, 1551).
He translated works from Latin and composed and published in various editions a Historia pontifical y cathólica (Pontifical and Catholic History). It recounts the lives of the popes from Saint Peter to Boniface VIII (1301), as well as the Visigothic Kings, the Kings of Castile, and the Kings of Portugal. This work Conquista de México is part of his larger work Historia pontifical y cathólica, collected y Bartolome Leonardo de Argensolaand published with his Conquista de las Islas Molucas. Argensola was a Spanish poet and historian. He studied at Huesca, took orders, and was presented to the rectory of Villahermosa in 1588. He was attached to the suite of the count de Lemos, viceroy of Naples, in 1610, and succeeded his brother as historiographer of Aragon in 1613. He died at Saragossa on the 4th of February 1631.
George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.
Foster’s stamp on title and acquiry date (6/12/47) on front end paper, light extremity wear else a very good copy.