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The Spanish Invasion of Mexico, 1519-1521



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The Spanish conquest of Mexico was the greatest military expedition in history, and in achieving it, Hernan Cortes proved himself as one of the foremost generals of all time. This book explains the background both of the Aztec Empire and the Spanish presence in Mexico. It describes the lives of the Aztecs in their glittering capital and of the Europeans as they learned to adapt and survive in an alien and often dangerous world. The invasion was a war between civilizations, pitting the fatalism and obsessive ritual of the Aztecs against soldiers fighting for riches, their lives, and eventually their souls.

Product code: 9781841765631

ISBN 9781841765631
Dimensions H250xW170
Series Essential Histories
No. of pages 96
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Robinson provides a history of the Spanish invasion of Mexico. The book includes first-hand accounts from Bernal de Diaz de Castillo, whose memoirs of the campaign remain the defining account, and of a Mexican princess caught in the conflict.