COMUNICATION

Yuste Foundation presents a book at the Museum of America in Madrid that analyses the figure of Hernán Cortés

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation presents the book Hernán Cortés en el siglo XXI. V centenario de la llegada de Cortés a México tomorrow, Thursday, 11 November, at 17:00 pm, at the Museum of America in Madrid. (10/11/2021)

The book compiles all the conferences and presentations of the international congress that was given the same name and was held in 2019 in the Extremaduran towns of Medellín and Trujillo. The congress brought together experts in the multifaceted figure from Medellín, from both sides of the Atlantic, such as Christian Duverger, Esteban Mira Caballos, Rodrigo Martínez Baracs, Alicia Mayer, María del Carmen Martínez Martínez, Ramón Tamames Gómez or Martín Almagro Gorbea, among many others.

The presentation will be addressed by the director of Yuste Foundation, Juan Carlos Moreno; the director of the Museum of America, Encarnación Hidalgo Cámara; the Extremadura Histórica Federation, José Ángel Calero Carretero, and the president of the Historical Association of Metellín, Tomás García Muñoz.

In addition, this event will feature the conference “Iconography of Hernán Cortés in the collections of the Museum of America” given by the Head of the Museum of America’s Viceroyalty of America Department, Ana Zabía de la Mata.

This presentation closes the cycle to publicise this publication that began in Medellín, reached the Ateneo in Seville and ends at the Museum of America in Madrid.

On the publication

This book delves into historiographic knowledge concerning the figure of Hernán Cortés in the context of the 16th century, and it also attempts to disseminate and make the knowledge on the historical transcendence of the polyhedral personality of Cortés known, according to his origin, youth, education and his colonising, administrative and expeditionary tasks. His concerns as a businessman and as a tireless fighter for the recognition of his legitimate rights are also studied. The objective is to know, understand, contextualise and disseminate the valuable historical, social, cultural and economic legacy that Hernán Cortés left Modernity.

The president of the Extremadura Histórica Federation, José Ángel Calero Carretero, and the president of the Historical Association of Medellín, Tomás García Muñoz, have been in charge of coordinating the edition.

Hernán Cortés en el siglo XXI. V centenario de la llegada de Cortés a México is number 6 of the collection “Entre dos mundos: América y Europa desde Extremadura”, which is part of in the editorial initiative of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation.

Those interested in having further information on the subject or wanting to purchase Yuste Foundation’s different publications, may contact us at libros@fundacionyuste.org