The Conquest of New Spain

Penguin UK
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Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers.

Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Jun 26, 2003
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9780141913070
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
History / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
History / Europe / Renaissance
History / Latin America / Central America
History / Modern / 16th Century
Political Science / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Political Science / Imperialism
Travel / Special Interest / Adventure
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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