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RQ-50285-07Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and TranslationsWestern Michigan UniversityWriting in the Wake of Exploration: Documents from the Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Expedition to the Pantanal, 1540-15559/1/2007 - 8/31/2013$100,000.00Pablo Pastrana-Pérez   Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooMI49008-5200USA2007History, GeneralScholarly Editions and TranslationsResearch Programs10000001000000

Preparation of an edition of the documents, Commentaries, and narrative of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca's exploration of the Paraguay River. (17 months)

NEH funding is requested to support preparation of two hardcover volumes that will include both Cabeza de Vaca's narrative accounts of travel in South America (the General Account [1545] and the Commentaries [1555]), together with a broad selection of documents internal to his expeditions as well as reports intended for recipients in Spain. The hardcover edition, to be published by the University of Nebraska Press, will include a CD-ROM with paleographic versions of the documents for scholars. The publication of an affordable paperback of the English translation of the Commentaries (by Nebraska) will follow. The Spanish versions of the document will be encoded (in conformance with TEI Guidelines) and released online through the Early Americas Digital Archive. The various forms of publication will make an important corpus of documents on exploration available to historians, anthropologists, literary scholars, linguists, and the public.