The Indian Militia and Description of the Indies. BERNARDO DE VARGAS MACHUCA: Edited and with an introduction by Kris Lane and translated by Timothy F. Johnson. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008
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Keywords

Indian Militia
Indies
Militia
Captain Don Bernardo
MACHUCA
Matthew Restall

How to Cite

Restall, M. (2010). The Indian Militia and Description of the Indies. BERNARDO DE VARGAS MACHUCA: Edited and with an introduction by Kris Lane and translated by Timothy F. Johnson. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008. Estudios Interdisciplinarios De América Latina Y El Caribe, 21(2), 196-198. Retrieved from http://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/44

Abstract

In Madrid, in 1599, a little-known veteran conquistador named Captain Don Bernardo de Vargas Machuca published a manual. In four books, titled Milicia y Descripción de las Indias, or Milicia Indiana, the manual was a guide to fighting native peoples in Spanish America, or "the Indies." Like other books by conquistadors-most, like the narrative of Bernal Díaz del Castillo, more widely read-Vargas Machuca's manual was an extension of the ubiquitous conquistador literary genre of the probanza de mérito, the petitionary record of service.
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