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The conquistador, 1492-1550

Author: John M D Pohl; Adam Hook
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Osprey Pub., 2001.
Series: Warrior series, 40.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortés' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired by dreams of unlimited riches, soon became disillusioned and restless.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John M D Pohl; Adam Hook
ISBN: 1841761753 9781841761756
OCLC Number: 47726663
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
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Series Title: Warrior series, 40.
Responsibility: John Pohl ; illustrated by Adam Hook.
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This volume explodes the myth of the Conquest of Mexico by examining what factors led to the emergence of the Spanish citizen-soldier. It discusses Cortes and his highly-trained men, as well as their  Read more...

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