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The Conquest of New Spain

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Fifty years after the startling defeat of the Aztecs by Hernán Cortés and his small band of adventurers, Díaz writes a magnificent account on his experience as a soldier in CortésÆs army.

Synopsis:

Fifty years after the event Bernal Diaz (1498-1580), who served under Cortes, wrote this account of the march from the coast, Montezuma's death, the massacre of the Spaniards and the eventual capture of the capital of Mexico.

Table of Contents

Translated with an Introduction by J. M. Cohen

Map of Mexico City and Lake Texcoco

Introduction

Preliminary Note

The Expedition of Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba

The Expedition of Juan de Grijalva

The Expedition of Hernando Cortes: Preparations

The Voyage

Doña Marina's Story

A Pause on the Coast

The Stay at Cempoala

The Foundation of Vera Cruz

The March to Cingapacinga and Return to Cempoala

Events at Vera Cruz: The Destruction of the Ships

The Tlascalan Campaign

Peace with Tlascala: Embassies from Mexico

The March to Mexico

The Entrance into Mexico

The Stay in Mexico

Montezuma's Captivity

Cortes in Difficulties

The Flight from Mexico

Cortes Collects Fresh Strength

Expeditions around the Lake

The Siege and Capture of Mexico

Map of the March from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico

Map of the Coastline of Mexico

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140441239
Translator:
Cohen, J. M.
Author:
Diaz Del Castillo, Bernal
Author:
Castillo, Bernal Diaz del
Author:
Diaz, Bernal
Author:
Cohen, John M.
Author:
Cohen, J. M.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Mexico History Conquest, 1519-1540.
Subject:
Mexico CONTRIBUTION: Cohen, J. M. = tr.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Cortes, Hernan
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
The Penguin classics ;
Series Volume:
103-71L123
Publication Date:
19630831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.76x5.08x.99 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Latin America » Conquistadors
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico
History and Social Science » World History » South America

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