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The Conquistadors (Very Short Introductions)

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With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements. This Very Short Introduction deploys the latest scholarship to shatter and replace the traditional narrative. Chapters explore New World civilizations prior to the invasions, the genesis of conquistador culture on both sides of the Atlantic, the roles black Africans and Native Americans played, and the consequences of the invasions. The book reveals who the conquistadors were and what made their adventures possible.

About the Author

Matthew Restall is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Latin American History and Director of Latin American Studies, Pennsylvania State University. Felipe Fernández-Armesto is William P. Reynolds Professor of History, University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Preface

Ch 1 A Great Many Hardships

Ch 2 Many Victories, Great Conquests

Ch 3 To Give Account of Whom I Am

Ch 4 By a Miracle of God

Ch 5 A Shortcut to the Grave

Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195392296
Author:
Restall, Matthew
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
Author:
Fern?ndez-Armesto, Felipe
Author:
Fern�ndez-Armesto, Felipe
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
History, World | Latin American
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 halftones
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
4.4 x 6.7 x 0.6 in 0.25 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Oxford Very Short Introductions
History and Social Science » World History » Spain

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