The author dedicated the last six years of his life to writing a great chronicle, entitled “Conquest and discovery of the New Kingdom of Granada of the West Indies of the Ocean Sea, and Foundation of the city of Santafé de Bogotá, first of this kingdom where Was founded the Royal Audiencia and Chancellery, being the head became his archbishop,” a title that was soon replaced by scribes and readers for “The Ram”.
1993 facsimile edition of one of the 6 copies of the original work. Its author, the chronicler of Santaferreño, Juan Rodríguez Freyle (1566-1640), offers with this work one of the first visions on the official facts of conquest, while allowing access to the privacy of the most flourishing cities of the new continent, without This would prevent the recognition of the remarkable narrative capacity of a man who throughout his life devoted himself to various needs and who, thanks to his testimony, became at the end of his days a judge and part of the complex and, to a great extent, decisive process of American social consolidation.
It constitutes an anthology of events that illustrate the social and political life of the American colony. It covers a period of 100 years, where the most sordid and sound scandals are treated with great irony and humor on occasion, which shook the young but flaming society of the new world. These are the years since the founding of Santa Fe de Bogotá (Colombia) in 1538 to 1638, when the author puts an end to his chronicle. Any of his readings confirms its importance in American letters.
Facsimile bound in dry-stained goat leather on both sides, 22 x 30 (x 5 thick) cm, 184 pages. Hand sewn.
The study book has been made by Delia Palomino Urbano, Archivera-Paleógrafa Professor at the University of Tunja and the Colombian writer R. H. Moreno Durán, responsible for the introduction.
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