The history of the conquest of New Spain [electronic resource] / by Bernal Díaz del Castillo ; edited and with an introduction by Davíd Carrasco with additional essays by Rolena Adorno, Davíd Carrasco, Sandra Cypess, and Karen Vieira Powers.
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- Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España. English. Selections
- Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
1 online resource (505 p.)
- Imperialism -- History -- 16th century.
Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.
New Spain -- History -- 16th century.
Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547.
- Electronic books.
- A new abridgment of Diaz del Castillo's classic Historia verdadera de la conquista de Nueva España.
- Cover; Title page; Copyright information; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Preface; The Expedition under Cordova; The Expedition under Grijalva; The Expedition under Cortés Begins; Cortés Finds an Interpreter; Cortés Attacks the Ceiba Tree; Enter Doña Marina; Signs of Empire; Spaniards Viewed as Gods; Cortés Destroys the Ships; War in Tlaxcala; The Spaniards' Plea for Peace and Alliance; Ambassadors from Montezuma Arrive; Baptizing Tlaxcalan Women; The Massacre at Cholula; The March to Mexico; Arrival in the Splendid City of Tenochtitlan; Montezuma in Captivity; Games with Montezuma
Cortés Struggles with Narváez Spanish Massacre of the Dancers; Spanish Defeat and the Noche Triste; The Return to the Valley and the Alliance with Texcoco; The Beige Begins from Texcoco; Indian Allies and Spanish Disasters; Dismal Drums and Human Sacrifices; The Fall of Mexico and the Surrender of Guatemoc; The City as a Wasteland; Torturing Guatemoc for Treasure; Zapotec Fury; Pedro de Alvarado Attacks in Guatemala; Turmoil in Chiapas; The Arrival of the Twelve Franciscans; Mexico City Becomes a Roman Circus; Maps; Bernal Díaz del Castillo; Cortés and the Sacred Ceiba; Colonial Sexuality
La Malinche as Palimpset The Exaggerations of Human Sacrifice; Tenochtitlan as a Political Capital and World Symbol; Human Sacrifice/Debt Payments from the Aztec Point of View; Spaniards as Gods
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
- Carrasco, David.
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