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Warrior #40: The Conquistador 1492-1550

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Publisher Comments:

Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortés' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired by dreams of unlimited riches, soon became disillusioned and restless. With disease rampant, resources exhausted, and the Caribbean populations dwindling, they had little alternative but to find new territories and peoples to exploit. This title shows how, bolstered by influxes of war-hardened veterans from Europe and an army of over 30,000 allied Indian troops, they came to rely on and perfect what they knew best - killing for profit, and without mercy.

Synopsis:

This volume explodes the myth of the Conquest of Mexico by examining what factors led to the emergence of the Spanish citizen-soldier. It discusses Cortes and his highly-trained men, as well as their finely-tuned killing methods, and offers a "soldier's eye view" of the Conquest.

About the Author

John Pohl is a research archaeologist at UCLA. He is an eminent authority on American Indian civilizations and has directed numerous archaeological excavations in Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the United States. He has published extensively on subjects ranging from human origins to the rise of the Aztec empire and specializes in the decipherement of ancient pictographic writing systems.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841761756
Subtitle:
1492-1550
Manufactured:
Osprey Publishing
Manufactured:
Osprey Publishing
Illustrator:
Hook, Adam
Author:
Pohl, John
Author:
Pohl, John M. D.
Author:
Hook, Adam
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Indians
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Warrior
Series Volume:
040
Publication Date:
20011125
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.76x7.36x.24 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume explodes the myth of the Conquest of Mexico by examining what factors led to the emergence of the Spanish citizen-soldier. It discusses Cortes and his highly-trained men, as well as their finely-tuned killing methods, and offers a "soldier's eye view" of the Conquest.
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