The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other

The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other

by Tzvetan Todorov
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0806131373

ISBN-13: 9780806131375

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The Conquest of America is a fascinating study of cultural confrontation in the New World, with implications far beyond sixteenth-century America. The book offers an original interpretation of the Spaniards’ conquest, colonization, and destruction of pre-Columbian cultures in Mexico and the Caribbean. Using sixteenth-century sources, the distinguished

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The Conquest of America is a fascinating study of cultural confrontation in the New World, with implications far beyond sixteenth-century America. The book offers an original interpretation of the Spaniards’ conquest, colonization, and destruction of pre-Columbian cultures in Mexico and the Caribbean. Using sixteenth-century sources, the distinguished French writer and critic Tzvetan Todorov examines the beliefs and behavior of the Spanish conquistadors and of the Aztecs, adversaries in a clash of cultures that resulted in the near extermination of Mesoamerica’s Indian population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806131375
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
771,204
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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