By Robert Henry Davis
Identified popularly because the land of guerillas and drug buyers, Columbia additionally boasts a practice of consultant govt and a literary historical past full of poets and prize-winning novelists. Davis offers a short connection with a kingdom whose heritage reaches again to 10,000 BC. meant for either the final reader and the start professional, it contains fabric from all significant classes, 14th century to the current. A initial essay introduces the reader to the prestigious features of Columbian geography, society, and historical past. A chronology that lines the advance of Columbian heritage and a sequence of alphabetically prepared entries that specify it from the center of the paintings. The structure of this version is basically kind of like that of the 1st, however the content material is considerably better. greater than 1,500 entries determine significant public figures, vital occasions (battles, conventions, legislation, treaties, traditional disasters), nationwide associations (constitutions, administrative subdivisions, agencies), geographical positive factors (mountain levels, rivers, regions), Indian teams, and archeological websites. larger awareness has been given to authors, painters, and sculptors, and to political occasions due to the fact 1975. fresh statistical info has been included, and distinct recognition is given to the structure of 1991. With a bibliographical advisor and 4 maps. From studies from the 1st variation "An first-class source..." -- selection "Probably the best of the... series.... a good bibliographic essay... " -- Donald J. Lehnus, ARBA
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March: José Ignacio de Márquez, Vice President of New Granada, acting chief executive, is installed. October: Francisco de Paula Santander, President of New Granada, takes office. December: Obando-Posada Gutiérrez (Colombia)-Arteta (Ecuador) Treaty is signed. 1833 The National Academy is reorganized. The Conspiracy of General José Sardá is exposed. The Pombo-Michelena Treaties with Venezuela are signed. 1833-1834 The Barrot Affair occurs. 1834 Manuela Saénz is expelled from Bogotá. Juan B. Elbers is given a new concession to introduce steam navigation on New Granada's rivers.
Quesada meets the Zaque at Tunja. 1538 Zipa Sagipa. Zaque Quemunchatocha dies; Zaque Aquimin begins reign. Quesada founds Santafé de Bogotá. Añasco founds Timaná, first called Guaycayo, or Quarcarnallo. Royal audiencia is created in Panama. 1538-1539 Juan Vadillo explores the territory from the Gulf of Urabá, through Antioquia, to Cali. 1538-1539 Belalcázar explores from Popayán to the Sabana de Bogotá via Timaná, La Plata, Guanacas, and Neiva. 1539 Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada and Hernán Pérez de Quesada, governors of the New Kingdom of Granada.
Sir Francis Drake attacks the Atlantic Coast. Juan de Otálora and Francisco de Villalobos found Villa de Leiva. Francisco Hernández de Contreras founds original settlement of Ocaña (Santa Ana de Hacarí). Page 8 1573 riar Luis Zapata de Cárdenas, Archbisop of Bogotá. Franciscans found the order of Santa Clara de Tunja, the first feminine order in Colombia. Melchor Velásquez founds Toro, which was moved to its present site by Diego Ordóñez in 1587. 1574 Dos Ríos is created. 1575 Francisco Briceño, President of the New Kingdom of Granada.