W.H. Prescott's History of the Conquest of Mexico

W.H. Prescott's History of the Conquest of Mexico

by J.H. Elliott
     
 

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This book contains a substantial extract from William H. Prescott's major work A History of the Conquest of Mexico. Prescott lived from 1796-1859 and his book was a pioneering view of the Aztec civilization.
The country of the ancient Mexicans or Aztecs, as they were known, formed but a very small part of the extensive territories, which make

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This book contains a substantial extract from William H. Prescott's major work A History of the Conquest of Mexico. Prescott lived from 1796-1859 and his book was a pioneering view of the Aztec civilization.
The country of the ancient Mexicans or Aztecs, as they were known, formed but a very small part of the extensive territories, which make up modern Mexico. The story of the life of Hernando Cortes, the Conqueror and the tragic story of Moctezuma the Aztec king are essential to this history. In his fascinating introduction J.H. Elliott sets Prescott's work against the background of the growth of historical research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441146991
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/21/2009
Series:
Continuum Histories Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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Sir J.H. Elliott is retired Regius Professor at Oxford and the outstanding British authority on Spanish and Latin American History.

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