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A Most Splendid Company

The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective
By Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

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Overview

This magisterial volume unveils Richard and Shirley Flint’s deep research into the Latin American and Spanish archives in an effort to track down the history of the participants who came north with the Coronado expedition in 1540. Through their investigation into thousands of legal cases, financial records, proofs of service, letters, journals, and other primary materials, they provide social and cultural documentation on the backgrounds of hundreds of individuals who made up the Coronado expedition and show that the expedition was the first phase of a three-phase effort to complete the Columbian project: to delineate a westward route to Asia from Spain.

Contributor Bios
Richard Flint is the author of No Settlement, No Conquest: A History of the Coronado Entrada (UNM Press) and the coeditor of The Latest Word from 1540: People, Places, and Portrayals of the Coronado Expedition (UNM Press) and The Coronado Expedition: From the Distance of 460 Years (UNM Press).
Shirley Cushing Flint is the author of No Mere Shadows: Faces of Widowhood in Early Colonial Mexico (UNM Press) and the coeditor of The Latest Word from 1540: People, Places and Portrayals of the Coronado Expedition (UNM Press) and The Coronado Expedition: From the Distance of 460 Years (UNM Press).