The Discovery of New Mexico by the Franciscan Monk Friar Marcos de Niza in 1539

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The story of Fray Marcos and the Seven Cities of Cíbola was a favorite of Adolph Bandelier (1840–1914). Bandelier’s combination of methodological sophistication and control of the archival data makes the Marcos de Niza paper important, not only as a landmark in Southwestern ethnohistory, but as a work of scholarship in its own rights, with insights on Cabeza de Vaca, Marcos, and early Southwestern exploration that are still valid today.
"Delightful little volume."—Books of the Southwest

"Essential and primary work . . . essential for all collections."—Book Talk

"This investigation of Marcos's travels through the Southwest and the significance of those journeys is still valuable today . . . his blend of history, archaeology, and ethnology, as well as his clear, strong style, produced unusually readable and accurate works."—Southwest Review

"An annotative, readable translation appealing to both specialist and general reader of Southwestern studies."—Mid-America

"Rodack should be congratulated not only for her courage in selecting this Bandelier essay for study and translation but also for the careful editing of an often difficult source. Her respect for Bandelier is as palpable as her additional notes are valuable."—The Americas
The Discovery of New Mexico by the Franciscan Monk Friar Marcos de Niza in 1539
136 Pages 6 x 9
Published: May 2017Paperback ISBN: 9780816535675
Published: December 1980Ebook ISBN: 9780816545933

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