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Mexico and the Spanish conquest

Author: Ross Hassig
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"What role did indigeneous peoples play in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Ross Hassig explores this question in Mexico and the Spanish Conquest by incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of Mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of Mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides. He analyzes the weapons, tactics, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hassig, Ross, 1945-
Mexico and the Spanish conquest.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006042396
(OCoLC)64594483
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Hassig
ISBN: 9780806182087 0806182083
OCLC Number: 171249602
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 261 pages) : maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Nahuatl pronunciation guide --
Short chronology of the conquest of Mexico --
Introduction --
1. The Spanish background to the conquest of Mexico --
2. Mesoamerica and the Aztecs --
3. The discovery of Yucatan --
4. The conquest of Central Mexico --
5. The march to Tenochtitlan --
6. Moteuczoma's Tenochtitlan --
7. Flight and recovery --
8. The return to Tenochtitlan --
9. Conquest and defeat --
10. Aftermath --
11. Consequence and conclusion.
Responsibility: Ross Hassig.

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"What role did indigeneous peoples play in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Ross Hassig explores this question in Mexico and the Spanish Conquest by incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of Mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of Mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides. He analyzes the weapons, tactics, and strategies employed by both the Indians and the Spaniards, and concludes that the conquest was less a Spanish victory than it was a victory of Indians over other Indians, which the Spaniards were able to exploit to their own advantage." "In this second edition of his classic work, Hassig incorporates new research in the same concise manner that made the original edition so popular and provides further explanations of the actions and motivations of Cortes, Moteuczoma, and other key figures. He also explores their impact on larger events and examines in greater detail Spanish military tactics and strategies."--Jacket.

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