AND THE CATTLE OF CÍBOLA:
Vicente de Zaldívar’s Expedition to the
Buffalo Plains in 1598
The Spanish Texts
Edited by Jerry R.
Craddock, Translated by John H. R. Polt, both of the University
of California, Berkeley
Foreword by David J. Weber
Published by the
William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern
edition, produced in a limited edition, on acid-free paper, 125
pages, including transcriptions with commentary, translations,
facsimiles, and illustrations.
Center for Southwest Studies is pleased to present Vicente de
Zaldívar’s account of his 1598 journey to the plains in Spanish
as well as English, and to present that Spanish text in a form
that reflects the original intentions of the writer. Jerry
Craddock’s careful comparisons of different renditions of this
journey meet the highest standard of critical textual analysis.
Scholars will value the fidelity of the Spanish language
account; general readers will be charmed by the story, either in
Spanish prose, or in Gaspar Pérez de Vallagrá’s poetic
rendering, or in John H. R. Polt’s graceful translations.
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