The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del CastilloVivid and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma’s Aztec empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520, their amazement at the city, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital. The Conquest of New Spain has a compelling immediacy that brings the past to life and offers a unique eyewitness view of the conquest of one of the greatest civilizations in the New World.
J. M. Cohen’s clear, fluent translation is supplemented by an introduction that illuminates the life and memories of Bernal Díaz and explores changing views of the conquest, and there are also maps of the conquered territory.
Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
Not long after the Spanish conquistadores explored the region for gold, they began snatching Apaches and other natives as slaves. They hold their own before the descendants of the conquistadores , who conquered the New World only to be conquered by it. He had, indeed, created a form of civilisation, to which the conquistadores put brutally an end. The Conquistadores describe it as a formidable state, bearing the name of a republic, of ancient origin and advanced civilization. The reason for this lies in the zeal which the conquistadores displayed in the stamping out of the various pagan religions.
English to Spanish Spanish to English conquistador. Listen to an audio pronunciation. Usage note. The plural of "conquistador" is "conquistadores" or "conquistadors. A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea e. Spanish colonizer. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine like la mujer or la luna or masculine like el hombre or el sol.
Spanish Empire Confederacy of Tlaxcala Cempoala support or casual alliance:. Aztec Triple Alliance —
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