Montezuma: Warlord of the Aztecs / Edition 1

Montezuma: Warlord of the Aztecs / Edition 1

by Peter G. Tsouras
     
 

Peter G. Tsouras places Aztec civilization in the context of world history through the story of Montezuma (ca. 1466-1520), who ascended to the Aztec throne after having been educated as a priest and having served well as a military commander. Transforming himself into a pitiless autocrat, he killed indiscriminately in his own land and waged wars of conquest against… See more details below

Overview

Peter G. Tsouras places Aztec civilization in the context of world history through the story of Montezuma (ca. 1466-1520), who ascended to the Aztec throne after having been educated as a priest and having served well as a military commander. Transforming himself into a pitiless autocrat, he killed indiscriminately in his own land and waged wars of conquest against his neighbors, adding territory to his empire. Montezuma believed the arrival of a Spanish expedition in 1519, headed by Hernan Cortes, was fulfilling a prophecy, and instead of resisting he cautiously offered gifts. Montezuma fell to the conquistadors, surrendering his power, wealth, and sovereignty, and finally aligning himself with Cortes in battle against his own people. The Spaniards killed Montezuma after his brother led an uprising against them.

Against the backdrop of ancient Mexico's rich cultural heritage, Tsouras captures the tragedy that befell Mexico during Montezuma's reign.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574888225
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Series:
Military Profiles
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

List of Mapsix
Prefacexi
Chronologyxv
Chapter 1The Rise of Empire3
Chapter 2"There Was Dread in the World"18
Chapter 3Arrow Wars and Flower Wars33
Chapter 4Omens of the End of the World41
Chapter 5The Meeting of Two Worlds50
Chapter 6The Taming of Motecuhzoma61
Chapter 7"He Had Survived His Honor"70
Chapter 8The Dusk of Empire86
Epilogue95
Notes98
Bibliographic Note106
Index111
About the Author115

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