Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

(äntō`nyō thā ārā`rä ē tôrthāsē`lyäs), 1559?–1625, Spanish historian. Appointed official historiographer of Castile and the Indies under Philip II, he wrote a general history of the New World (1601), a history of Philip's reign (1601–12), and various other works dealing with his own times. He had access to official documents, and his facts are generally reliable.
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Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de. Descripcion de las Indias Occidentales.