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  • Published: 31 December 1963
  • ISBN: 9780141913070
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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The Conquest of New Spain




Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers.

Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed 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 and 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.

  • Published: 31 December 1963
  • ISBN: 9780141913070
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
Categories:

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