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The Conquest of America is a fascinating study of cultural confrontation in the New World, with implications far beyond sixteenth-century America. The book offers an original interpretation of the Spaniards conquest, colonization, and destruction of pre-Columbian cultures in Mexico and the Caribbean. Using sixteenth-century sources, the distinguished French writer and critic Tzvetan Todorov examines the beliefs and behavior of the Spanish conquistadors and of the Aztecs, adversaries in a clash of cultures that resulted in the near extermination of Mesoamericas Indian population.

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The Conquest of America is a fascinating study of cultural confrontation in the New World, with implications far beyond sixteenth-century America. The book offers an original interpretation of the Spaniards’ conquest, colonization, and destruction of pre-Columbian cultures in Mexico and the Caribbean.

About the Author

Tzvetan Todorov is the author if more than a dozen books, including Theories of the Symbol, On Human Diversity, Facing the Extreme, and A French Tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806131375
Translator:
Howard, Richard
Foreword:
Pagden, Anthony
Foreword by:
Pagden, Anthony
Foreword:
Pagden, Anthony
Author:
Pagden, Anthony
Author:
Todorov, Tzvetan
Author:
Howard, Richard
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
America
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
World - Colonial Studies
Subject:
Indians, treatment of
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
America Discovery and exploration Spanish.
Subject:
Indians -- First contact with Europeans.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 bandw illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.52x5.51x.73 in. .76 lbs.

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