The Misfortunes Of Alonso RamÃrez: The True Adventures Of A Spanish American With 17th-century Pirates (joe R. And Teresa Lozano Long Series In Latin American And L)
ISBN : 0292743890
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In 1690, a dramatic account of piracy was published in Mexico City. The Misfortunes of Alonso RamÃrez described the incredible adventures of a poor Spanish American carpenter who was taken captive by British pirates near the Philippines and forced to work for them for two years. After circumnavigating the world, he was freed and managed to return to Mexico, where the Spanish viceroy commissioned the well-known Mexican scholar Carlos de SigÃ¼enza y GÃ³ngora to write down RamÃrez's account as part of an imperial propaganda campaign against pirates.
The Misfortunes of Alonso RamÃrez has long been regarded as a work of fictionâ€”in fact, as Latin America's first novelâ€”but Fabio LÃ³pez LÃ¡zaro makes a convincing case that the book is a historical account of real events, albeit full of distortions and lies. Using contemporary published accounts, as well as newly discovered documents from Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, and Dutch archives, he proves that RamÃrez voyaged with one of the most famous pirates of all time, William Dampier. LÃ³pez LÃ¡zaro's critical translation of The Misfortunes provides the only extensive Spanish eyewitness account of pirates during the period in world history (1650â€“1750) when they became key agents of the European powers jockeying for international political and economic dominance. An extensive introduction places The Misfortunes within the worldwide struggle that Spain, England, and Holland waged against the ambitious Louis XIV of France, which some historians consider to be the first world war.
Author : Fabio LÃ³pez LÃ¡zaro
ISBN : 0292743890
Language : English
No of Pages : 256
Publication Date : 5/15/2012
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.7x5.9x0.8
Book weight : 0.01
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