I, Hernan Cortes: The (Second) Trial of Residency is a literary analysis of the most important documents in the Hernan Cortes trial of residency (juicio de residencia) using some proposed literary tools created for that purpose and the original documents in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville as well as a great variety of books on Hernan Cortes. Francisco Manzo-Robledo reveals how Hernan Cortes re-creates himself, from being the first illegal immigrant in the continent to becoming, for a short time, the highest authority in New Spain before falling into a legal limbo in the Council of Indies. This book is useful in any course dealing with Spanish colonial history or literature.
Francisco Manzo-Robledo is from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. After finishing the second year in civil engineering at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, he went to Washington State University (WSU), where he earned a BS, an MS, and a PhD in civil engineering. He worked at the Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero and in private practice in the field of structural engineering, before returning to work for the Civil Engineering Department at WSU while earning an MA in Latin American literature. He then earned a PhD in Latin American literature from Arizona State University. He returned to WSU as a faculty member in the Foreign Languages and Cultures Department where he currently teaches Latin American colonial literature, Spanish grammar, and Latin American culture.
Contents Relative - Realism - The Documents - The Faults in History - To Know the Secret of the Land.
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