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Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs

Author: Buddy Levy
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bantam books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the shores of Mexico with a roughshod crew of adventurers and the intent to expand the Spanish empire. Along the way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to convert the native inhabitants to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. In Tenochtitlán, the City of Dreams, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of a complex and sophisticated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hernán Cortés; Montezuma, Emperor of Mexico; Hernán Cortés; Montezuma, Emperor of Mexico
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Buddy Levy
ISBN: 9780553384710 0553384716
OCLC Number: 435967637
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: 2008.
Description: x, 429 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Setting Out for New Spain and the Serendipitous Gift of Language --
The Battle with the Tabascans and the Acquisition of La Malinche --
Montezuma's Message --
The Gambler Stakes All : "Either Win the Land, or Die in the Attempt" --
Into the Mountains --
The Massacre of Cholula --
The City of Dreams --
City of Sacrifice --
Seizure of Empire --
Cortés and Montezuma --
Spaniard Versus Spaniard --
The Festival of Toxcatl --
Montezuma's Ironic Fate --
La Noche Triste --
"Fortune Favors the Bold" --
"The Great Rash" --
Return to the Valley of Mexico --
The Wooden Serpent --
Encirclement --
The Siege Begins --
Clash of Empires --
The Last Stand of the Aztecs --
Epilogue : The Shadows of Smoke --
Appendix A : Significant Participants in the Conquest --
Appendix B : A Brief Chronology of the Conquest --
Appendix C : A Note on Nhauatl Language Pronunciation --
Appendix D : Major Deities of the Aztec Pantheon --
Appendix E : The Aztec Kings.
Responsibility: Buddy Levy.
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In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the shores of Mexico with a roughshod crew of adventurers and the intent to expand the Spanish empire. Along the way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to convert the native inhabitants to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. In Tenochtitlán, the City of Dreams, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of a complex and sophisticated civilization with fifteen million people, and commander of the most powerful military machine in the Americas. Yet in less than two years, Cortés defeated the entire Aztec nation in one of the most astonishing military campaigns ever waged. Sometimes outnumbered thousands-to-one, Cortés repeatedly beat seemingly impossible odds. In this book the author researches the mix of cunning, courage, brutality, superstition, and finally disease that enabled Cortés and his men to survive.

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