The Conquest of New Spain (Penguin Classics)

The Conquest of New Spain (Penguin Classics)


vibrant, strong and soaking up, this can be a first-person account of 1 of the main startling army episodes in historical past: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by means of the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier lower than Cortes, offers a fascinatingly designated description of the Spanish touchdown in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement on the urban, the exploitation of the natives for gold and different treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual seize of the Aztec capital.

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