Sonora: A Description of the Province by Ignaz PfefferkornSonora: A Description of the Province by Ignaz Pfefferkorn

Sonora: A Description of the Province

byIgnaz PfefferkornForeword byBernard L. FontanaTranslated byTheodore E. Treutlein

Paperback | October 18, 2016

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"The bloodsucking bat, construction of bows and arrows, the punishment for adultery among the Apaches... all was grist that dropped into the industrious mill of Father Pfefferkorn's eyes, ears, and brain."—Saturday Review

"To be read for enjoyment; nevertheless, the historian will find in it a wealth of information that has been shrewdly appraised, carefully sifted, and creditably related."—Catholic Historical Review

"Of interest not only to the historian but to the geographer and anthropologist."—Pacific Historical Review
Father Ignaz Pfefferkorn (1726-1798) was a Jesuit missionary to the Pima, Opata, and Eudeve Indians in New Spain.  
Title:Sonora: A Description of the ProvinceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0816535388

ISBN - 13:9780816535385

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Editorial Reviews

"An important source of description of Spanish colonial Sonoran life and society."—Journal of the Southwest

"Good reading. . . . Its prose is delightful, filled with humor and honesty."—Southwestern Mission Research Center Newsletter

"Impressive."—Books of the Southwest

"Piety and practicality, faith and empiricism, come together in harmony in these pages."—Hispanic American Historical Review