CORTÉS (Hernan).

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CORTÉS (Hernan).
CARTAS Y RELACIONES DE HERNAN CORTES AL EMPERADOR CARLOS V, colegidas éé ilustradas por Don Pascual de Gayangos. Paris, A. Chaix, 1866, large vol. in-8, paperback, uncut. 2, pp. V-LI, 575 pp. Palau 63 205. Leclerc 2575. An important publication which gathers, besides the correspondence of Cortés himself, a collection of documents related to the conquest of Peru, among which the letters addressed to the conquistador by his main lieutenants. Student of Silvestre de Sacy for Arabic, Pascual de Gayangos y Arce (1809-1897) was one of the greatest Spanish orientalists of the XIXth century; his works brought him more towards the Muslim history.
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