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Hernán Cortés, conqueror of Mexico.

Author: Salvador de Madariaga
Publisher: Chicago, H. Regnery Co., 1955 [i.e. 1956]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [2d ed.]View all editions and formats
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Madariaga, Salvador de, 1886-1978.
Hernán Cortés, conqueror of Mexico.
Chicago, H. Regnery Co., 1955 [i.e. 1956]
(OCoLC)592178484
Named Person: Hernán Cortés; Hernán Cortés
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salvador de Madariaga
OCLC Number: 2436286
Description: ix, 554 pages portrait, maps 23 cm
Contents: The return of Quetzalcoatl --
pt. 1. Self-discovery. Hernán Cortés lands in the New World --
The nest of hawks --
Cortés watches to men fail as conquerors --
Love and revolt in Espanola --
Cortés watches two more men fail as conquerors --
pt. 2. Cortés conceives the conquest. Cortés rises to leadership --
A portrait of the man --
From Spanish knight to Mexican god --
Cortés founds Veracruz and breaks away from Velazquez --
Cortés "burns" his ships --
pt. 3. The first conquest. Victory over Tlaxcala --
Victory over his own army --
The massacre of Cholula --
At the gates of the City of Mexico --
The meeting of the two worlds --
pt. 4. Cortés throws away his conquest. The seizure of Motec̦uc̦uma --
Motec̦uc̦uma gives away his sovereignty --
Cortés throws away his conquest --
Narvaez comes to avenge Velazques --
The defeat of Narvaez --
pt. 5. The second conquest. The massacre of Mexico --
The flight from Mexico --
Rise after the fall --
Cortés prepares the siege of Mexico and enters into legend --
The siege and fall of Mexico --
pt. 6. Self-conquest. The conqueror conquered by his conquest --
Captain General and Governor of New Spain --
Cortés goes to Las Hibueras and loses Mexico --
The Marquess of the Valley --
The Marquess vs. the Viceroy --
Beyond the conquest.

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