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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
(p.iii) The Indies of the Setting Sun
Author(s):
Ricardo Padrón
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226689623.003.0001

The introduction juxtaposes classic “chronicles of the Indies” with early modern Spanish writing about the Pacific and East and Southeast Asia to explore the ways in which Spain mapped the Far East as the Far West, an integral component of the transpacific Indies.

Keywords:   Juan González de Mendoza, invention of America, Spanish Pacific

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