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The True History Of The Conquest Of New Spain

Author : Bernal Díaz del Castillo
ISBN : 9781603848183
Genre : History
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This rugged new translation -- the first entirely new English translation in half a century and the only one based on the most recent critical edition of the Guatemalan MS -- allows Díaz to recount, in his own battle-weary and often cynical voice, the achievements, stratagems, and frequent cruelty of Hernándo Cortés and his men as they set out to overthrow Moctezuma's Aztec kingdom and establish a Spanish empire in the New World. The concise contextual introduction to this volume traces the origins, history, and methods of the Spanish enterprise in the Americas; it also discusses the nature of the conflict between the Spanish and the Aztecs in Mexico, and compares Díaz's version of events to those of other contemporary chroniclers. Editorial glosses summarise omitted portions, and substantial footnotes explain those terms, names, and cultural references in Díaz's text that may be unfamiliar to modern readers. A chronology of the Conquest is included, as are a guide to major figures, a select bibliography, and three maps.

The True History Of The Conquest Of New Spain

Author : Alfred Percival Maudslay
ISBN : 1409413918
Genre : History
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Books V-IX (1519-20) translated into English and edited, with introduction and notes, by Alfred Percival Maudslay, M.A., Hon. Professor of Archaeology, National Museum, Mexico, concerning the march to Mexico, the stay there, the expedition against Narvaez, the flight from Mexico, and the halt at Tepeaca. Together with the text descriptive of the maps and plans of the valley and city of Mexico, originally published separately in vol. 25 Follows on from Second Series 23, and continued in 30, and 40. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1910.

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The True History Of The Conquest Of Mexico

Author : Bernal Díaz del Castillo
ISBN : PRNC:32101064989096
Genre : Mexico
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The Conquest Of New Spain

Author : Bernal Diaz del Castillo
ISBN : 9780141913070
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital.

The History Of The Conquest Of New Spain

Author : Bernal Díaz del Castillo
ISBN : 9780826342874
Genre : History
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The famous account of Cortes' Mexican campaign, in which the Spanish general subdued the Aztec civilization, in an abridged edition. Includes essays on Diaz and his famous work.

The History Of The Conquest Of New Spain By Bernal Diaz Del Castillo

Author : Davíd Carrasco
ISBN : 9780826342881
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The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, a new abridgement of Diaz del Castillo's classic Historia verdadera de la conquista de Nueva España, offers a unique contribution to our understanding of the political and religious forces that drove the great cultural encounter between Spain and the Americas known as the "conquest of Mexico." Besides containing important passages, scenes, and events excluded from other abridgements, this edition includes eight useful interpretive essays that address indigenous religions and cultural practices, sexuality during the early colonial period, the roles of women in indigenous cultures, and analysis of the political and economic purposes behind Diaz del Castillo's narrative. A series of maps illuminate the routes of the conquistadors, the organization of indigenous settlements, the struggle for the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, as well as the disastrous Spanish journey to Honduras. The information compiled for this volume offers increased accessibility to the original text, places it in a wider social and narrative context, and encourages further learning, research, and understanding.

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