Spanish Missions of Texas (Landmarks) (Paperback)

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After the conquest of Mexico by Hernan Cortes in the sixteenth century, conquistadors and explorers poured into the territory of Nueva Espana. The Franciscans followed in their wake but carved a different path through a harsh and often violent landscape. That heritage can still be found across Texas, behind weathered stone ruins and in the pews of ornate, immaculately maintained naves. From early structures in El Paso to later woodland sanctuaries in East Texas, these missions anchored communities and, in many cases, still serve them today. Author Byron Browne reconnoiters these iconic landmarks and their lasting legacy.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467136303
ISBN-10: 1467136301
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2017
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Landmarks