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The Discovery And Conquest Of Mexico - Bernal Diaz del Castillo

The Discovery And Conquest Of Mexico

Paperback Published: 20th January 2004
ISBN: 9780306813191
Number Of Pages: 512

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"Tragic, colorful, indispensable." --T.R. Fehrenbach, author of Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico. Bernal Daz del Castillo (14951584) served under Corts through the entire Mexican campaign, and his narrative is both an invaluable document and a spectacular epic. Del Castillo saw Corts sink his own ships (to prevent desertion) as soon as they landed on Mexican soil, and watched Montezuma become a prisoner in his own palace. The immediacy of his voice as translated by renowned scholar A.P. Maudslay reaches across the centuries to invite readers to witness for themselves the horrors and wonders of the initial, apocalyptic clash between two great civilizations.

Introductionp. xi
Extracts from Editor's Introductionp. xix
Prefatory Notep. xxxii
Preface by the Authorp. xxxiii
The Discovery
The Expedition under Cordovap. 3
The Expedition under Grijalvap. 17
The Conquest
The Expedition under Cortesp. 31
The March Inlandp. 69
The War in Tlaxcalap. 121
The March to Mexicop. 169
The Stay in Mexicop. 197
The Expedition under Narvaezp. 255
The Flight from Mexicop. 295
The Halt at Tepeacap. 327
The Return to the Valleyp. 339
Preliminary Expeditionsp. 355
The Siege and Fall of Mexicop. 391
Commentary by the Translatorp. 457
Note on Spellingp. 469
Itineraryp. 470
Indexp. 473
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ISBN: 9780306813191
ISBN-10: 030681319X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 20th January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 12.07  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1