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The surgeon’s secrets: The medical travel narrative of Pedro Arias de Benavides

Yarí Pérez Marín

in Marvels of Medicine: Literature and Scientific Enquiry in Early Colonial Spanish America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622508
eISBN:
9781800851016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622508.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 1 explores the Secretos de Chirurgia (1567), a text written by Pedro Arias de Benavides, a Spanish surgeon who travelled throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America in the ... More


The Bay of Slaughters

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The origin of Matanzas's strange name (“Matanzas” literally means “slaughters”) can be traced back to around 1510, when most of the crew of a Spanish vessel that had wrecked at the bay were killed by ... More


Junípero Serra’s Mission Muse: Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda and Her Writings

Anna M. Nogar

in Worlds of Junipero Serra: Historical Contexts and Cultural Representations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295391
eISBN:
9780520968165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295391.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As Anna Nogar shows in her essay, “Junípero Serra’s Muse,” María de Jesús de Ágreda’s influence on Serra was profound, and her writings and seemingly countless bilocations to New Spain, where she ... More


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