The Discovery And Conquest Of Mexico 1517-1521

The Discovery And Conquest Of Mexico 1517-1521

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by Bernal Diaz Del Castillo
     
 

ISBN-10: 030681319X

ISBN-13: 9780306813191

Pub. Date: 12/30/2003

Publisher: Da Capo Press


Bernal Díaz del Castillo (14951584) served under Cortés through the entire Mexican campaign, and his narrative is both an invaluable document and a spectacular epic. Del Castillo saw Cortés sink his own ships (to prevent desertion) as soon as they landed on Mexican soil, and watched Montezuma become a prisoner in his own palace. The immediacy of his…  See more details below

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Bernal Díaz del Castillo (14951584) served under Cortés through the entire Mexican campaign, and his narrative is both an invaluable document and a spectacular epic. Del Castillo saw Cortés sink his own ships (to prevent desertion) as soon as they landed on Mexican soil, and watched Montezuma become a prisoner in his own palace. The immediacy of his voice as translated by renowned scholar A.P. Maudslay reaches across the centuries to invite readers to witness for themselves the horrors and wonders of the initial, apocalyptic clash between two great civilizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306813191
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
12/30/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
616,973
Product dimensions:
1.15(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
Extracts from Editor's Introductionxix
Prefatory Notexxxii
Preface by the Authorxxxiii
Book 1The Discovery
IThe Expedition under Cordova3
IIThe Expedition under Grijalva17
Book 2The Conquest
IThe Expedition under Cortes31
IIThe March Inland69
IIIThe War in Tlaxcala121
IVThe March to Mexico169
VThe Stay in Mexico197
VIThe Expedition under Narvaez255
VIIThe Flight from Mexico295
VIIIThe Halt at Tepeaca327
IXThe Return to the Valley339
XPreliminary Expeditions355
XIThe Siege and Fall of Mexico391
Appendix
Commentary by the Translator457
Note on Spelling469
Itinerary470
Index473

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