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Of the shipwreck that Happened To Baltasar de Castro and others on a ship from Spain bound for this island of hispaniola with a cargo of mares; of the seventy-nine persons on board, forty-six were drowned and thirty-three were miraculously saved.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the shipwreck that happened to Baltasar de Castro and others on a ship from Spain bound for Hispaniola with a cargo of mares. It states that of the seventy-nine persons on ... More


Of the unfortunate event and shipwreck (which some have attributed to a lack of prudence) of a pilot named Juan Bermúdez, who departed the port of this city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola bound for Castile in the year 1538 and returned from the Azores the following year, 1539, without making Spain.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0022
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In 1538, Fernando Gorjón sent to Castile a ship he owned with a cargo of crates of sugar, cowhides, and cassia. The ship sailed with good weather from the port of Santo Domingo and, following the ... More


Of shipwrecks and the very marvelous occurrence that is here recounted.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0029
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter tells the story of a ship with many passengers aboard which left the city of Santo Domingo for Spain with cargo. After some days sailing, the ship began taking on so much water that two ... More


Of three ships two hundred or more leagues out to sea that miraculously escaped disaster with all their people aboard and managed to return to Puerto Plata on this Island of Hispaniola.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In August 1533, a ship loaded with cargo sailed from Santo Domingo bound for Spain. En route, while still close to this island, the ship's master, named San Juan de Ermúa, fell sick. His illness ... More


Political subsystems in Oaxaca’s <i>Usos y Costumbres</i> municipalities: A typology based on the civil-religious service Bbckground of mayors

Carlos Sorroza Polo and Michael S. Danielson

in Latin America's Multicultural Movements: The Struggle Between Communitarianism, Autonomy, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936267
eISBN:
9780199333066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936267.003.0041
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Policies such as the recognition of usos y constumbres (UC) in Oaxaca, Mexico, purport to extend the right to self-determination to Indigenous communities. But traditional systems of community ... More


Community strength and customary law: Explaining migrant participation in indigenous Oaxaca

Michael S. Danielson

in Latin America's Multicultural Movements: The Struggle Between Communitarianism, Autonomy, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936267
eISBN:
9780199333066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936267.003.0053
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the range of practices employed by Indigenous communities and authorities in Oaxaca’s usos y costumbres (UC) municipalities in response to the many challenges posed by ... More


Commodity Millennialism: Papuan Cargo Cults (Twentieth Century)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the “kago-kuts” of Papua New Guinea from the beginning of the twentieth century to their post–World War II manifestations. Here local natives, watching Western cargo planes ... More


The Establishment and Development of the Chinese-Owned Insurance Sector

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Toward the end of the Qing Dynasty, foreign insurers in China began to open up to investments from local merchants. However, Chinese investors were entitled only to profits and not voting rights or ... More


Heavy Freight in Archaic Greece

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the use of oared galleys for overseas enterprise in archaic Greece. It focuses on sea-borne freight as a central problem, omitting land transport, partly because the inherent ... More


Orunmila/Orúnmila, Orunla/Orúnla, Orula/Orúla: God of Wisdom and the Oracle

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the God of Wisdom and the Oracle, who is known by many names. While the god is known as Orunmila/Orunla/Orula in Africa, he is called Orúnmila/Orúnla/Orúla in Cuba. The worship ... More


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