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The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico, 1517-1521

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Bernal Díaz del Castillo(1495–1584) served under Cortés through the entire Mexican campaign, and his narrative, one of only four extant firsthand accounts, is both an invaluable hirstorical document and a spectacular epic. He was with Cortés when the latter sank the ships, thus committing the small band of conquistadors irrevocably to the Conquest; he was privy to the counsels of the leaders and was at hand when Montezuma was made a prisoner in his own palace. Bernal Díaz fought in over a hundred battles and skirmishes against an enemy who made living sacrifices of their prisoners. These things he saw and recorded in a bold blunt voice whose immediacy, in Maudslay’s classic translation, reaches across the centuries to invite readers to witness for themselves the horrors and wonders of the initial, apocalyptic clash between two great civilizations.

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Bernal Diaz del Castillo fought in over one hundred battles against Mexico. His account of the conquest is one of only four firsthand accounts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306806971
Translator:
Maudslay, A. P.
Translator:
Lee, Marshall
Author:
Diaz Del Castillo, Bernal
Author:
Thomas, Hugh
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Cortes, hernan, 1485-1547
Subject:
Mexico History Conquest, 1519-1540.
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Series Volume:
no. L356
Publication Date:
19960321
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.50x5.32x1.04 in. 1.24 lbs.

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