Professor Paul Firbas’ recently published article features a rare book from Special Collections, SBU Libraries. In “Hemispheric Knowledge: Sarmiento de Gamboa and His Texts on the Strait of Magellan” (Annales de Literatura Chilena, December 2016, v. 17, no. 26), Firbas examines and analyzes Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa’s 16th century texts on the Magellan region. The 1768 book Viaje al estrecho de Magallanes por el capitán Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa en los años de 1579 y 1580 y noticia de la expedición que después hizo para poblarle was consulted for this research and appears in the article.
Dr. Firbas is associate professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature. Students in his Global Studies freshman seminar (GLS 102) are currently embarking on research in Special Collections on the topic of early texts and images of Spanish America in the 16th and 17th centuries.
For more information about Special Collections and University Archives, please visit the website for the department. -Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist
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