Aguirre: The Re-creation of a Sixteenth-century Journey Across South America

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Jonathan Cape, 1993 - Amazon River - 199 pages
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In the late 1550s a Basque adventurer named Lope de Aguirre set out in search of El Dorado. He joined an expedition led by Pedro de Ursua and embarked upon a great journey that would take them across the whole width of South America from the Pacific to the Atlantic.

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Minta (comparative literature, Univ. of York) traveled through Peru, down the Amazon, and on to Venezuela in 1987, retracing Lope de Aguirre's journey in the 1500s. Aguirre was a poor Basque in his ... Read full review


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