The main objective of the English in Hispanic America was to simply loot the continent. They never tried to found cities, administratively organize territories, build infrastructures, universities, hospitals ... The sons of Great Britain
The book “El terror bolivariano” (Bolivarian terror), by Pablo Victoria, presents a liberator far away from myth. It is one thing to kill the enemy in combat and quite another, to execute
Memories of horsemen riding across vast sun-kissed plains, under the crisp garb of a catchy soundtrack and an adventure to live. Memories of yesterday that marked a childhood and a dream of being a
California Indians were nearly wiped out by Americans, not the Spanish
Beethoven Herrera Valencia, professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, talks about the role of this country in the Bicentenary. England's interest in undermining the Spanish commercial monopoly in Hispanic America was
Real stories of how the Cuban dictatorship learned from other Communist countries how to deal with the "homosexual problem".
In 1798, the British country doctor Edward Jenner obtained the first institutional recognition for his newly devised (1796) smallpox vaccine; the Royal Society finally published its documentation, although the scientific and social controversy continued
Do-goodism removes the statues of Columbus Map referring to 1776 (Declaration of Independence). Mississippi River, boundary of the territory of Spain (The statues of Columbus) At the initiative of mayors and politically
Master lecture delivered by Marcelo Gullo at the University of Seville on October 10, 2018. We are just a few hours away from celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Day (Dia de La Hispanidad) How
Now that the anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus on 12 October is approaching, as every year the political correctness of the American left will be reactivated, treating the great navigator
ABC talks to various experts from the Hispanic period about the figure of the Spanish saint, whose name Stanford University has removed from its campus this week At his death in Monterey
The negative image about the Hispanic has its roots in the world hegemony of the Spanish Empire. Even its downfall as a great power was accompanied by a large propaganda campaign against it.
How can a homophobic murdered be worshiped by millions around the world, including those once persecuted by him?
There were numerous American allies who supported the Spaniards in the New World. Without them, "the conquest" would not have occurred, given its small number (and not just at first), so most likely the
At the height of its expansion (late 18th and early 19th centuries) the Spanish territories comprised almost half of the present-day United States. In earlier centuries (the 16th and 17th) Spanish settlers had worked
The Franciscan friar Fray Junípero Serra participated in the colonisation of this state together with Gaspar de Portolá. Last third of the 18th century. Spain, however implausible it may seem today, barely ten
The Spanish colonisers drew "the points" in a vast territory on which colonisation was based: they built missions, presidios (that is, forts), planned cities and created toponymy. Roads (the 5 Caminos Reales), tens of
The Naval Museum of Madrid exhibits 39 medals that England minted believing it had defeated Blas de Lezo. In the Battle of Cartagena de Indias (1741), England sold the bear's skin before it
Tomorrow the statue of Blas de Lezo will be unveiled in Madrid, in the Plaza de Colón. There is no better day to remember the most memorable battle of his career. First lines of
This sailor managed to resist the attack of the second largest fleet in history (195 ships) with only six ships in Cartagena de Indias. Brave, honourable, a good strategist... many are the
On March 26, 1929, this biplane broke the record of flight duration over the sea ofor a land aircraft. Among all the adventures that our aviation history treasures, Easter is very fond
When we talk about slaves and America, the first images that come to mind are the huge cotton plantations where slaves brought from Africa work from sun to sun. But there were other slaves, white
There were improvised surgeons among the Spanish soldiers, who faced the American natives in the name of universal empire and church. There were also native physicians, organized around an important cultural center: the Franciscan college of Holy Cross in Tlatelolco. They perpetuated the ancestral medical traditions. In the dawning of New Spain, arrived here some physicians and surgeons prepared in important medical centers, such Sevilla, Salamanca, and Alcalá de Henares. Soon after a noteworthy exchange of medicinal plants and, generally, of therapeutic products between the old and new world took place. Likewise arrived here medical books printed in Europe and, in the second half of such century, appeared Newspanish medical books. When the first chair of medicine was established in the Royal University of México (1578), the number of medical publications increased until, in 1598, appeared the first medical thesis printed in America.
Paper presented at the V Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Mexicana de Historia y Filosofía de la Medicina, Querétaro, November 1998 Exclusive hospitals for attention to sick natives were founded in New Spain.