Report on the Island and Diocese of Puerto Rico (1647)

Description

Composed at the request of the Royal Spanish Chronicler of the Indies, Don Diego Torres y Vargas' "Report on the Island and Diocese of Puerto Rico" was the first history of Puerto Rico written by a native of the Spanish island colony. Torres y Vargas, a fourth generation Puerto Rican and descendant of Ponce de Leon, records here the history of the Catholic Church in Puerto Rico as well as the political, social, military, economic, and natural history of the island. This translation - the first ever into English - includes three historical essays by eminent Puerto Rican and Latino studies scholar Anthony Stevens-Arroyo and extensive translator notes to guide the reader through the realities of seventeenth-century Puerto Rican culture and society.

Details

Author(s)
Don Diego Torres y Vargas, Jaime R. Vidal
Format
Paperback | 200 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
Publication date
25 May 2010
Publisher
University of Scranton Press,U.S.
Publication City/Country
Scranton, United States
Language
English, Spanish
Edition statement
74th ed.
Illustrations note
3 maps
ISBN10
1589661893
ISBN13
9781589661899