History of the Conquest of Mexico

History of the Conquest of Mexico

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History of the Conquest of Mexico (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Yosemite More than 1 year ago
"The Conquest of Mexico." I picked this up off my shelf mostly as a joke because I didn't know what to read next. I laughed, when I opened this very thick, dry sounding tome. But almost immediatly I was drawn into this fascinating, daunting adventure/conquest. Written mostly from primary texts of men who served with Hernan Cortes, this is a compelling story of survival, greed, triumph and tragedy. I loved it.
deGuzman More than 1 year ago
At first I was hesitant to read the book because when I read the introduction, I realize that the author had never been to Mexico! I was able to put that aside and continue reading. Overall, there was a lot of interesting reading that I enjoyed. Very intriguing. The only aspect of the book I disliked was that the author (at times) took to much time trying to justify the atrocious actions of the Spaniards. In my opinion, a history book should just be that, a history book. Facts of the enterprise is what should be in the book, not what the author thinks is the reason for how they did things. For those readers that are familiar with Mexico, you will learn interesting facts about the places you have seen.
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The book is very indept abotu the happenings that lead up to Cortes conquoring Mexico. I am not a history major, this might explane my next statement. I did not understand what was going on and the book was very hard to follow.