Chronicles of Empire: Spain in the Americas

September 14, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Spain’s discovery, conquest, and settlement of the Western hemisphere is examined through the outstanding holdings in the Rare Book Collection, including the Bernard J. Flatow Collection of Latin American Cronistas, as well as other rare sixteenth- and seventeenth-century volumes at Wilson. These early printed books demonstrate how the new graphic media communicated globally the story of Spain’s imperial enterprise, the first truly global empire. This exhibition is part of the Institute for the Study of the Americas commemoration: “One Hundred Years of Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1915–2015.”

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