Historical dictionary of Colombia, Edition: 2nd Edition by Robert Henry Davis

By Robert Henry Davis

Identified popularly because the land of guerillas and drug buyers, Columbia additionally boasts a convention of consultant govt and a literary history full of poets and prize-winning novelists. Davis offers a brief connection with a country whose background reaches again to 10,000 BC. meant for either the final reader and the start expert, it comprises fabric from all significant classes, 14th century to the current. A initial essay introduces the reader to the celebrated features of Columbian geography, society, and historical past. A chronology that lines the improvement of Columbian background and a sequence of alphabetically prepared entries that specify it from the center of the paintings. The layout of this variation is largely almost like that of the 1st, however the content material is considerably greater. greater than 1,500 entries determine significant public figures, vital occasions (battles, conventions, legislation, treaties, common disasters), nationwide associations (constitutions, administrative subdivisions, agencies), geographical positive factors (mountain levels, rivers, regions), Indian teams, and archeological websites. better awareness has been given to authors, painters, and sculptors, and to political occasions for the reason that 1975. contemporary statistical info has been included, and particular recognition is given to the structure of 1991. With a bibliographical advisor and 4 maps. From reports from the 1st variation "An first-class source..." -- selection "Probably the best of the... series.... a superb bibliographic essay... " -- Donald J. Lehnus, ARBA

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Jesuits introduce the first printing press in New Granada. 1739 Francisco González Manrique, President of New Granada. Friar Juan de Galavis, Archbishop of Bogotá. The second Viceroyalty of the New Kingdom of Granada is established. 1739-1742 Admiral Vernon attacks Panama and Cartagena. 1740 Sebastián de Eslava, Viceroy of New Granada. Rebellion occurs in Vélez. 1741 Diego Fermin de Vergara, Archbishop of Bogotá. 1743 New Granada suffers drought in the interior and earthquakes from Venezuela to Popayán.

Gif), netLibrary will represent them as they appear in the original text, and most computers will be able to show the full characters correctly. In order to keep the text searchable and readable on most computers, characters with diacritics that are not part of the ISO 8859-1 list will be represented without their diacritical marks. Frontispiece map and the map on page 213 reprinted by permission of Louisiana State University Press from Rafael Nunez and the Politics of Colombian Regionalism, 1863-1886.

Page 2 1470 Zipa Saguanmachica. 1474 Accession of the Catholic Monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand to the Spanish thrones. 1490 Zipa Nemequene. 1493 Papal bull Inter caetera establishes the Line of Demarcation, modified in 1494 by the Treaty of Tordesillas. 1498 Columbus explores the coast of Venezuela from Trinidad to Margarita Island on his third voyage. 1499-1500 Alonso de Ojeda, accompanied by Amerigo Vespucci and Juan de la Cosa, explores the pearl coast of Venezuela from the Gulf of Paria to Cape Vela (Cabo de la Vela, off the Guajira Peninsula).

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