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Prescott, William Hickling 1796-1859

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Works: 1,401 works in 6,258 publications in 7 languages and 53,560 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Literature  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Creator, Speaker, Contributor, Other, Actor
Classifications: F1230, 972.02
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History of the conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott( )

305 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 5,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of episodes as fantastic as any fiction, a powerful civilization crumbled at the hands of a small band of warriors. Written by one of America's great historians, this gripping chronicle draws upon the firsthand accounts of eminent sixteenth-century captains and statesmen to relate the overthrow of the Inca empire by the Spanish adventurers under Pizarro's command. Author William H. Prescott's immensely readable narrative crackles with drama as he characterizes both conqueror and conquered. Rich in vivid anecdotes, it recaptures the glories of Inca society before European contact, and it paints fascinating portraits of the conquistadors and their courage, cruelty, and pride. Prescott's reconstructions of the attitudes and motivations behind the tumultuous events of the Spanish conquest offer memorable, insightful views of New World history that have made this book a popular classic
History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

534 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia del reyno de Ferdinand y Isabella, la Católica. Texto en inglés
History of the conquest of Mexico : with a preliminary view of the ancient Mexican civilization, and the life of the conqueror, Hernando Cortés by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

505 editions published between 1800 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 4,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid snapshot of America's journey from Victorian-era propriety to 20th-century modernity. Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history--and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago at the dawn of the 20th century, the Club welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries and literary icons into a stately double mansion, and the Everleigh sisters treated their girls far better than most madams. But not everyone appreciated their attempts to elevate the industry. Their most daunting foes were the Progressive Era reformers, who sent the country into a frenzy with lurid tales of "white slavery"--the allegedly rampant practice of kidnapping young girls and forcing them into brothels. This furor shaped America's sexual culture and had repercussions all the way to the White House, including the formation of the FBI.--From publisher description
History of the conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

455 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 2 is without date of imprint
The history of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott( )

174 editions published between 1843 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The History of the Conquest of Mexico is William Prescott's epic account of Cortes's subjugation of the Aztec people, one that endures as a landmark work of nineteenth-century historiography and dramatic storytelling. Published in ten languages and republished at least two hundred times since its first publication in 1843, it presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this day. The Conquest of Mexico, judged Prescott's biographer Harry Thurston Peck, is "one of the most brilliant examples which the English language possesses of literary art applied to historical narration," and literary critic Donald A. Ringe calls it "that rare type of book which satisfies fully the demands of both history and art.""--Jacket
History of the reign of Philip the Second, king of Spain by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

336 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the conquest of Mexico, and History of the conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

57 editions published between 1843 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of Cortes' subjugation of the Aztecs in Mexico and Pizzaro's subjugation of the Incas in Peru
Prescott's The conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

141 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expounds upon the virtues of Mexico while seeking to explain the tragedy of the country's defeat in terms of its neighboring civilizations
Biographical and critical miscellanies by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

145 editions published between 1845 and 2015 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The history of the reign of the emperor Charles the Fifth by William Robertson( Book )

88 editions published between 1856 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles V (Spanish: Carlos I; Dutch: Karel V; German: Karl V.; Italian: Carlo V; French: Charles Quint; 24 February 1500 ? 21 September 1558) was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I, of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary retirement and abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor and his son Philip II as King of Spain in 1556."--Wikipedia
Histories: the rise and decline of the Spanish Empire. [The essence of Ferdinand and Isabella. The conquest of Mexico, the conquest of Peru, and Philip II] by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peru by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

24 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William H. Prescott's history of the conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains a substantial extract from William H. Prescott's major work A History of the Conquest of Mexico. Prescott lived from 1796-1859 and his book was a pioneering view of the Aztec civilization." "The country of the ancient Mexicans or Aztecs, as they were known, formed but a very small part of the extensive territories, which make up modern Mexico. The story of the life of Hernando Cortes, the Conqueror and the tragic story of Moctezuma the Aztec king are essential to this history. In his introduction J.H. Elliott sets Prescott's work against the background of the growth of historical research."--Jacket
Mexico : and the life of the conqueror Fernando Cortes by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

20 editions published between 1843 and 1950 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of the Aztecs by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

41 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of this book is mainly derived from book 1 of Prescott's History of the conquest of Mexico
The world of the Incas by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and German and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Incas by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Aztecs by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain. by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

123 editions published between 1838 and 1887 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conquest of Mexico, The conquest of Peru, and other selections by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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History of the conquest of Peru
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History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the CatholicHistory of the conquest of PeruThe history of the Conquest of MexicoPrescott's The conquest of MexicoThe history of the reign of the emperor Charles the FifthWilliam H. Prescott's history of the conquest of MexicoNineteenth-century literature criticism.
Alternative Names
Hickling Prescott, William 1796-1859

Prescott, Guillermo 1796-1859

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Prescott, W. H. 1796-1859 (William Hickling)

Prescott, W. H. (William Hickling), 1796-1859

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Prescott, William H. 1796-1859 (William Hickling)

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Preskott, Villiam

Preskott, Villïam 1769-1859

Preskott, Villĭam 1796-1859

William H. Prescott Amerikaans historicus (1796-1859)

William H. Prescott amerikai jogász, történész

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Прескотт, Вильям

Прескотт, Уильям Хиклинг

ויליאם ה. פרסקוט

ویلیام پرسکات تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

ウィリアム・H・プレスコット

プレスコット, W. H

プレスコツト

威廉·希克林·普雷斯科特

Languages
English (3,025)

Spanish (121)

German (17)

Italian (10)

French (6)

Chinese (4)

Russian (1)