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The conquest of the last Maya kingdom

Author: Grant D Jones
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1998.
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The first complete account of the conquest of the Itzas to appear since 1701, this book details the layers of political intrigue and action that characterized every aspect of the conquest and its aftermath. The author critically reexamines the extensive documentation left by the Spaniards, presenting much new information on Maya political and social organization and Spanish military and diplomatic strategy. This is  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grant D Jones
ISBN: 0804733171 9780804733175 0804735220 9780804735223
OCLC Number: 38747674
Description: xxvii, 568 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Itzas and their neighbors --
Itza-Spanish encounters, 1525-1690 --
Itza society and kingship on the eve of conquest --
Power politics --
The birth of the Camino Real --
Franciscans on the Camino Real --
The Itza emissaries --
Avendaño and Ajaw Kan Ek' --
Itza-Spanish warfare --
The costs of the Camino Real --
The eve of conquest --
Occupation and interrogation --
Prisoners of conquest --
Reconquest, epidemic, and warfare --
Missions, rebellion, and survival.
Other Titles: Maya kingdom
Responsibility: Grant D. Jones.
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