Victors And Vanquished

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Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and from testimonies—many recently uncovered—of indigenous Nahua survivors gathered by Bernardino de Sahagun, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations can influence interpretation of events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and ...

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Overview

Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and from testimonies—many recently uncovered—of indigenous Nahua survivors gathered by Bernardino de Sahagun, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations can influence interpretation of events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism.

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“Schwartz has made readily available to the lay reader much of the specialist work on this period in this highly recommended book.” —History: Reviews of New Books

“[What] emerges from Schwartz's arrangement of the sources is a fairly nuanced vision of the political situation in central Mexico during this epic clash of cultures.” —The Sixteenth Century Jourbanal

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Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the 1519 Spanish overthrow of the Aztec empire, plus recently uncovered testimonies of indigenous survivors, essays demonstrate how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations influenced the interpretation of events. A substantial introduction is followed by eight chronological sections that illuminate major events and personalities. Includes a glossary, chronology, and discussion questions. The editor teaches history at Yale University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312228170
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Series: Bedford Series in History and Culture
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,099,854
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart B. Schwartz is George Burton Adams Professor of History at Yale University.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
Part II: The Documents
• Forebodings—Fray Benardino de Sahagún, Fray Martín de Jesús de la Coruña & Diego Durán
• Preparations—Bernal Díaz & Hernán Cortés
• Encounters—Hernán Cortés, Bernal Díaz & Fray Benardino de Sahagún
• The March Inland: Tlaxcala and Cholula—Bernal Díaz, Andrés de Tapia & Fray Benardino de Sahagún
• Tenochtitland—Fray Benardino de Sahagún & Bernal Díaz
• Things Fall Apart: Toxcatl and the Noche Triste—Francisco López de Gómara, Bernal Díaz & Fray Benardino de Sahagún
• The Siege and Fall of Tenochtitlan—Fray Benardino de Sahagún, Francisco de Aguilar & Bernal Díaz
• Aftermath: Tradtion and Transformation—Bernal Díaz, Don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin & Town Council of Huejotzingo

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