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Product NameVictors And Vanquished: Spanish And Nahua Views Of The Conquest Of Mexico (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
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Short DescriptionHeight:7.32 inches / Length:0.66 inches / Weight:1.28 pounds / Width:9.53 inches
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AuthorStuart B. Schwartz
Page Count271
Long DescriptionIn 1519 Hernán Cortés and a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrew the mighty Mexican empire of the Aztecs. Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies — many recently uncovered — of indigenous Nahua survivors, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations influenced the interpretation of momentous 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. The volume includes a broad array of visual images and maps, a glossary of Spanish and Nahua terms, biographical notes, a chronology, a selected bibliography, questions for consideration, and an index.
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