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The conquest of New Spain

Author: Bernal Díaz del Castillo; J M Cohen
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Eng. ; Baltimore, Md. : Penguin Books, 1963.
Series: Penguin classics, L123.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
An account of the defeat of the Aztecs by Cortes and his small band of adventurers, recounting the march from the coast, Montezuma's death, the massacre of the Spaniards and the eventual capture of the capital of Mexico.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hernán Cortés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernal Díaz del Castillo; J M Cohen
ISBN: 0140441239 9780140441239
OCLC Number: 4596909
Notes: Translation of Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España.
Description: 412 pages : maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: The expedition of Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba --
The expedition of Juan de Grijalva --
The expedition of Hernando Cortes: preparations --
The voyage --
Dona Marina's story --
A pause on the coast --
The stay at Cempoala --
The foundation of Vera Cruz --
The march to Cingapacinga and return to Cempoala --
Events at Vera Cruz: the destruction of the ships --
The Tlascalan campaign --
Peace with Tlascala: embassies from Mexico --
The march to Mexico --
The entrance into Mexico --
The stya in Mexico --
Montezuma's captivity --
Cortes in difficulties --
The flight from Mexico --
Cortes collects fresh strength --
Expeditions around the lake --
The siege and capture of Mexico.
Series Title: Penguin classics, L123.
Other Titles: Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España.
Responsibility: Bernal Díaz ; translated with an introd. by J.M. Cohen.


Presents a description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the  Read more...


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