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Prescott, William Hickling 1796-1859

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Works: 1,549 works in 5,945 publications in 7 languages and 52,141 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Creator, Speaker, Contributor, Actor
Classifications: F1230, 972.02
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History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

570 editions published between 1828 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,692 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 )

416 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrato de Hernan Cotes y Moctezuma II. Donacion : Biblioteca de Zea
History of the conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

395 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1847
History of the conquest of Mexico, and History of the conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

63 editions published between 1843 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of Cortes' subjugation of the Aztecs in Mexico and Pizzaro's subjugation of the Incas in Peru
History of the reign of Philip the Second, king of Spain by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

317 editions published between 1845 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

245 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,836 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
A history of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

163 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,589 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
Conquest of Mexico. by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

109 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a history of Mexico from its discovery by Cortés in 1519 to its siege and surrender in 1521
Biographical and critical miscellanies by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

138 editions published between 1845 and 2015 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donacion Biblioteca de Zea
The history of the reign of the emperor Charles the Fifth by William Robertson( Book )

78 editions published between 1188 and 2002 in English and held by 782 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 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of this book is mainly derived from book 1 of Prescott's History of the conquest of Mexico
Mexico : and the life of the conqueror Fernando Cortes by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

17 editions published between 1843 and 1950 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and German and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Incas by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Aztecs by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 452 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 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prescott's The conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 1988 in English and held by 315 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
Peru by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

6 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 79 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
 
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A history of Mexico
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Hickling Prescott, William 1796-1859

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

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Preskott, Villiam

Preskott, Villïam 1769-1859

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William H. Prescott Amerikaans historicus (1796-1859)

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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 (2,647)

Spanish (100)

German (13)

Italian (10)

French (4)

Chinese (3)

Russian (1)

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History of the conquest of PeruHistory of the conquest of Mexico, and History of the conquest of PeruHistory of the conquest of PeruA history of MexicoConquest of Mexico.The history of the reign of the emperor Charles the FifthWilliam H. Prescott's history of the conquest of Mexico