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Omara Portuondo

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In October of 1607, Portuguese navigator Pedro Fernández de Quirós took an ambitious proposal for a settlement in the Austral lands to the Spanish capital. Portuondo married and divorced; her son, Ariel, became her manager. It showcases the ways in which Zeballos reviews fin-de-siècle geographical discourse from both sides of the Atlantic to theorize the essential qualities of its local incarnation. It draws particular attention to the use of historical documents by official chroniclers of Spain and historians of the Conquista of the Spanish Americas. Portuondo learned traditional Cuban songs from her parents, who enjoyed singing.

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The Spanish Disquiet by María M. Portuondo (ebook)

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María Portuondo creates a vivid portrait of the Spanish royal cosmographers at work, as they devised instruments, drew maps, and described in meticulous detail the physical features of the empire. This dissertation explores the role of monstrosity in the cultural changes occurring during the 17th century, which wandered between empiricism and skepticism, as well as God-center and secular views of knowledge. They also organized projects oriented toward collecting curious and rare parts of nature, manufacturing useful medicines, and exploring foreign lands. Historiographically, the article highlights the active generation of scientific knowledge in the Hispanic world and connects it to imperial and administrative practices; it highlights trans-regional channels of circulation, demonstrating the connected histories of the viceroyalties and peninsula and the multidirectional trajectories in which information and knowledge moved; and it points out deep connections between earlier and later colonial periods. By means of patronage and the creation of specific roles at court, princes and members of princely households, both men and women, fostered practical and theoretical elements of scientific inquiry. Colbert recruited into government nascent technocrats with knowledge useful to territorial politics, using contracts and other documents to limit their independence and subordinate them to patrimonial authorities.

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Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World (9780226675374): María M. Portuondo

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Where did they lie in relation to Europe? At a Glance … Born in 1930 in Havana, Cuba; married divorced ; children: Ariel son. The avidity of the European readers was translated into a cartography of Asia, made with the chronicles and reports from the Far East. Besides the early influence of her parents, Portuondo notes a familiar list of musical influences. This article draws mainly on Norwegian archival material to show that in 1946, despite its public assertions to the contrary, the British government was actually working both inside and outside Spain to try to remove Franco. This emancipatory cartography remaps western geographies of centre and periphery, instead stressing the connections between the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Guardian London, England , April 12, 2001, p. Cuarteto las d'Aida toured the and Europe beginning in 1957, and Portuondo released a solo album, Magía Negra, in 1959.

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Secret Science by María M. Portuondo by María M. Portuondo

secret science portuondo mara m

She did not make her solo performing debut in the U. In 1521, the Spanish conquistadors defeated the Nahuas of Central Mexico. She knew all the dances by heart, but she hesitated. Portuondo could sing the upbeat jazz that became known as salsa, but at heart she was a classic vocal stylist sometimes compared to the melancholy American jazz diva or the French chanteuse. Spain was ruled at the time by the House of Habsburg, and its administrators became familiar with the German concept of Landschaft.

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Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World by María M. Portuondo (review), Journal of World History

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This paper offers a brief sketch, first, of the organization of knowledge that was inherited from the Middle Ages and remained dominant in Europe around the year 1450, and in the second place, of the ways in which this organization was modified in response to the challenges of the early modern world, notably the Renaissance, the Reformation, the invention of printing and the discovery of America. Periodicals Daily Telegraph, April 29, 2004. Imperial expansion necessitated changes in the way scientific knowledge was gathered, and Spanish cosmographers in particular were charged with turning their observations of the New World into a body of knowledge that could be used for governing the largest empire the world had ever known. The comparison of Landschaft, pueblo and altepetl in historical context is pertinent for cultural geographers since it was during the sixteenth century that the concept of landscape, as we know it today, was taking shape. The group took its name from pianist and director Aida Diestro, but another key creative contributor was Cuban jazzman Chico O'Farrill, who wrote many of their vocal arrangements. Summary The discovery of the New World raised many questions for early modern scientists: What did these lands contain? I argue that these themes build upon important and dynamic, or vital, traditions within the subfield.

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Omara Portuondo

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Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World by María M. Furthermore, he proposed legislation regarding essential aspects of primary schools, such as the examination for teachers, consideration of them as public agents, and the regulation of the timetable and number of students. Addresses: Booking—International Music Network, 278 Main St. Portuondo began to perform as lead vocalist with a group called Loquibambla Swing, fronted by a blind pianist named Frank Emilio Flynn. Living on a modest income, the family could not afford a , and Portuondo's parents liked to sing romantic duets around the house. Portuondo here shows, this cosmographic knowledge had considerable strategic, defensive, and monetary value that royal scientists were charged with safeguarding from foreign and internal enemies. Imperial expansion necessitated changes in the way scientific knowledge was gathered, and Spanish cosmographers in particular were charged with turning their observations of the New World into a body of knowledge that could be used for governing the largest empire the world had ever known.

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Secret Science by María M. Portuondo by María M. Portuondo

secret science portuondo mara m

By the early 1990s, just when Portuondo's career might have begun to slow down, the Buena Vista Social Club projects raised her profile around the world. Literary and natural monsters were particularly attractive to the Baroque culture due to their deformity, hybridity and contradictory features. Where did they lie in relation to Europe? She tried to refuse, saying that she was ashamed to show her legs. Who lived there, and what were their inhabitants like? These changes reflect a shift in descriptive and sort-of anthropological sources to strong mathematical based intelligence about navigations. These can be readily appreciated by comparing medieval mappaemundi, allegorical and nonmetrical in essence, with sixteenth-century Ptolemaic maps, which were measured, scaled, and based on mathematical projections. This paper describes the general characteristics of the altepetl in Central Mexico and focuses on its representation by analysing some maps made after the conquest in the area of Cholula, current State of Puebla.

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Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World

secret science portuondo mara m

Her father Bartolo Portuondo was a black baseball player who played for the Cuban team Almandares and spent time in the American Negro National League as well. She thought that little would come of the session, but the album sold upwards of six million copies around the world, and new touring opportunities began to mushroom. The decision of the British Labour Government in 1945 to maintain the policy of its predecessor, declining to intervene in Spain to bring about the removal of the government of General Franco, caused disappointment to many in labour movements both in Britain and elsewhere across Europe. Observer London, England , April 8, 2001, p. Portuondo review Río Parra, Elena del. He attributed the change in course to a miracle. Like her subject, Portuondo radically shifts the ground, offering a strikingly novel interpretation of early modern Spanish science as relentlessly innovative and radical.

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The Spanish Disquiet by María M. Portuondo (ebook)

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Despite the recent archipelagraphic turn in island studies, there have been few literary studies of the archipelago. Portuondo's father had been a schoolmate of Cuban song composer Ernesto Grenet, and musicians and artists were always welcome in the household. ¡Ornara Portuondo… con Adalberto y su Son! The social production of spatiality thus offers a rich opportunity to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogues between different schools of critical theory. Independent London, England , April 16, 2004; June 6, 2004. La génesis de las relaciones estuvo condicionada por la demanda de información desde el centro imperial, los intereses de los conquistadores, así como la mediación de los cronistas y cosmógrafos oficiales, en particular Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, quien los recopiló y utilizó en la segunda parte de su Historia general y natural de las Indias.

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