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Front Matter

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The Luna Papers, 1559–1561: Volume 1

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Foreword

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pp. v-viii

The 1559-1561 expedition of Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano to Florida was at a time Spain's most ambitious attempt yet to establish a colonial presence in southeastern North America. Though ultimately doomed to failure by the hurricane that devastated their fleet and food stores, the Luna expedition ...

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Preface

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pp. ix-xx

The documents here published for the first time form the only considerable body of contemporary materials extant relating to the attempt by Tristan de Luna y Arellano to seize and hold the land of La Florida. In its general outlines the episode has been know principally from Fray Agustin Davila...

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Historical Introduction

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pp. xix-lxix

The story of the expedition of Tristan de Luna y Arellano to La Florida is a chapter in the history of the attempts by Spain to affirm its tenure of North America in the area outside of that held by sedentary tribes of Indians, whose stage of culture was best adapted to the colonial institution developed ...

Titles to Documents of Volume I

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pp. lxx-lxxiv

Documents

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pp. 1-254

Notes

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pp. 255-266

The Luna Papers, 1559–1561: Volume 2

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pp. II-iii-II-iv

Titles to Documents of Volume II

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pp. II-vi-II-xiv

Documents

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pp. II-1-II-340

Notes

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pp. II-341-II-346

General Index

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pp. II-347-II-377

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