History of the Conquest of Mexico

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2004 - 862 páginas
Expounds upon the virtues of Mexico while seeking to explain the tragedy of the country's defeat in terms of its neighboring civilizations.
 

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It is indeed an epic tale. I hadn’t realised how organised and prosperous the Aztec state was. Prescott is, of course, a little influenced by his 19th century ideas of civilised people and savages ... Leer reseña completa

An incredible tale.

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No matter where you fall on the side of Spanish Mexican history this story is an amazing tale of an unimaginable feat by a dauntless man. So to is it a tale of the most advanced civilization in the ... Leer reseña completa

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ANCIENT MEXICOCLIMATE AND PRODUCTSPRIMITIVE RACESAZTEC EMPIRE
5
SUCCESSION TO THE CROWNAZTEC NOBILITYJUDICIAL SYSTEMLAWS AND REVENUESMILITARY INSTITUTIONS
12
MEXICAN MYTHOLOGYTHE SACERDOTAL ORDERTHE TEMPLESHUMAN SACRIFICES
23
MEXICAN HIEROGLYPHICS MANUSCRIPTSARITHMETIC CHRONOLOGYASTRONOMY
35
AZTEC AGRICULTUREMECHANICAL ARTSMERCHANTSDOMESTIC MANNERS
48
THE TEZCUCANSTHEIR GOLDEN AGEACCOMPLISHED PRINCESDECLINE OF THEIR MONARCHY
58
DISCOVERY OF MEXICO
75
SPAIN UNDER CHARLES VPROGRESS OF DISCOVERYCOLONIAL POLICYCONQUEST OF CUBAEXPEDITIONS TO YUCATAN 15161518
77
CONCLUSION SUBSEQUENT CAREER OF CORTES
473
TORTURE OF GUATEMOZINSUBMISSION OF THE COUNTRYREBUILDING OF THE CAPITAL MISSION TO CASTILECOMPLAINTS AGAI...
475
MODERN MEXICOSETTLEMENT OF THE COUNTRYCONDITION OF THE NATIVES CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIESCULTIVATION OF THE S...
485
DEFECTION OF OLIDDREADFUL MARCH TO HONDURASEXECUTION OF GUATEMOZINDONA MARINAARRIVAL AT HONDURAS
493
DISTURBANCES IN MEXICORETURN OF CORTESDISTRUST OF THE COURTCORTES RETURNS TO SPAINDEATH OF SANDOVALBRILLI...
503
CORTES REVISITS MEXICO RETIRES TO HIS ESTATESHIS VOYAGES OF DISCOVERYFINAL RETURN TO CASTILECOLD RECEPTIOND...
514
CHAPTER I
597
CHAPTER II
605

HERNANDO CORTESHIS EARLY LIFEVISITS THE NEW WORLDHIS RESIDENCE IN CUBADIFFICULTIES WITH VELASQUEZARMADA I...
85
JEALOUSY OF VELASQUEZCORTES EMBARKSEQUIPMENT OF HIS FLEETHIS PERSON AND CHARACTERRENDEZVOUS AT HAVANAS...
94
VOYAGE TO COZUMELCONVERSION OF THE NATIVESGERONIMO DE AGUILARARMY ARRIVES AT TABASCOGREAT BATTLE WITH ...
100
VOYAGE ALONG THE COASTDONA MARINASPANIARDS LAND IN MEXICOINTERVIEW WITH THE AZTECS 1519
111
ACCOUNT OF MONTEZUMASTATE OF HIS EMPIRESTRANGE PROGNOSTICSEMBASSY AND PRESENTSSPANISH ENCAMPMENT
117
TROUBLES IN THE CAMPPLAN OF A COLONYMANAGEMENT OF CORTESMARCH TO CEMPOALLAPROCEEDINGS WITH THE NATIVE...
126
ANOTHER AZTEC EMBASSYDESTRUCTION OF THE IDOLSDESPATCHES SENT TO SPAINCONSPIRACY IN THE CAMPTHE FLEET SUNK
137
MARCH TO MEXICO
147
PROCEEDINGS AT CEMPOALLATHE SPANIARDS CLIMB THE TABLELANDPICTURESQUE SCENERYTRANSACTIONS WITH THE NATI...
149
REPUBLIC OF TLASCALAITS INSTITUTIONSEARLY HISTORYDISCUSSIONS IN THE SENATEDESPERATE BATTLES 1519
158
DECISIVE VICTORYINDIAN COUNCILNIGHTATTACKNEGOTIATIONS WITH THE ENEMYTLASCALAN HERO
168
DISCONTENTS IN THE ARMYTLASCALAN SPIESPEACE WITH THE REPUBLICEMBASSY FROM MONTEZUMA
177
SPANIARDS ENTER TLASCALADESCRIPTION OF THE CAPITALATTEMPTED CONVERSIONAZTEC EMBASSYINVITED TO CHOLULA
184
BOOK III MARCH TO MEXICOCONTINUED
191
CITY OF CHOLULAGREAT TEMPLEMARCH TO CHOLULARECEPTION OF THE SPANIARDSCONSPIRACY DETECTED 1519
193
TERRIBLE MASSACRETRANQUILLITY RESTOREDREFLECTIONS ON THE MASSACREFURTHER PROCEEDINGSENVOYS FROM MONTE...
201
MARCH RESUMEDASCENT OF THE GREAT VOLCANOVALLEY OF MEXICOIMPRESSION ON THE SPANIARDSCONDUCT OF MONTEZU...
209
ENVIRONS OF MEXICOINTERVIEW WITH MONTEZUMAENTRANCE INTO THE CAPITALHOSPITABLE RECEPTIONVISIT TO THE EMP...
220
RESIDENCE IN MEXICO
231
TEZCUCAN LAKEDESCRIPTION OF THE CAPITALPALACES AND MUSEUMSROYALMONTE OF LIFE HOUSEHOLDMONTEZUMAS WA...
233
MARKET OF MEXICOGREAT TEMPLE INTERIOR SANCTUARIESSPANISH QUARTERS 1519
243
ANXIETY OF CORTESSEIZURE OF MONTEZUMAHIS TREATMENT BY THE SPANIARDSEXECUTION OF HIS OFFICERSMONTEZUMA IN...
253
MONTEZUMAS DEPORTMENTHIS LIFE IN THE SPANISH QUARTERSMEDITATED INSURRECTIONLORD OF TEZCUCO SEIZEDFURTHE...
262
MONTEZUMA SWEARS ALLEGIANCE TO SPAINROYAL TREASURESTHEIR DIVISIONCHRISTIAN WORSHIP IN THE TEOCALLIDISCON...
269
FATE OF CORTES EMISSARIESPROCEEDINGS IN THE CASTILIAN COURTPREPARATIONS OF VELASQUEZNARVAEZ LANDS IN MEXIC...
277
CORTES DESCENDS FROM THE TABLELANDNEGOTIATES WITH NARVAEZPREPARES TO ASSAULT HIMQUARTERS OF NARVAEZAT...
288
DISCONTENT OF THE TROOPSINSURRECTION IN THE CAPITALRETURN OF CORTESGENERAL SIGNS OF HOSTILITYMASSACRE BY A...
299
EXPULSION FROM MEXICO
309
DESPERATE ASSAULT ON THE QUARTERSFURY OF THE MEXICANSSALLY OF THE SPANIARDSMONTEZUMA ADDRESSES THE PEOP...
311
STORMING OF THE GREAT TEMPLESPIRIT OF THE AZTECSDISTRESSES OF THE GARRISONSHARP COMBATS IN THE CITYDEATH OF ...
320
COUNCIL OF WARSPANIARDS EVACUATE THE CITYNOCHE TRISTE OR THE MELANCHOLY NIGHTTERRIBLE SLAUGHTERHALT FOR...
332
RETREAT OF THE SPANIARDSDISTRESSES OF THE ARMYPYRAMIDS OF TEOTIHUACANGREAT BATTLE OF OTUMBA 1520
342
ARRIVAL IN TLASCALAFRIENDLY RECEPTIONDISCONTENTS OF THE ARMYJEALOUSY OF THE TLASCALANSEMBASSY FROM MEXI...
351
WAR WITH THE SURROUNDING TRIBESSUCCESSES OF THE SPANIARDSDEATH OF MAXIXCAARRIVAL OF REINFORCEMENTSRETUR...
359
GUATEMOZIN EMPEROR OF THE AZTECSPREPARATIONS FOR THE MARCHMILITARY CODESPANIARDS CROSS THE SIERRAENTER T...
369
BOOK VI SIEGE AND SURRENDER OF MEXICO
381
ARRANGEMENTS AT TEZCUCO SACK OF IZTAPALAPANADVANTAGES OF THE SPANIARDSWISE POLICY OF CORTESRANSPORTATIO...
383
CORTES RECONNOITRES THE CAPITALOCCUPIES TACUBASKIRMISHES WITH THE ENEMYEXPEDITION OF SANDOVALARRIVAL OF ...
393
SECOND RECONNOITRING EXPEDITION ENGAGEMENTS ON THE SIERRACAPTURE OF CUERNAVACABATTLES AT XOCHIMILCO NA...
402
CONSPIRACY IN THE ARMYBRIGANTINES LAUNCHEDMUSTER OF FORCESEXECUTION OF XICOTENCATLMARCH OF THE ARMYBEG...
414
INDIAN FLOTILLA DEFEATED OCCUPATION OF THE CAUSEWAYSDESPERATE ASSAULTSFIRING OF THE PALACESSPIRIT OF THE B...
424
GENERAL ASSAULT ON THE CITYDEFEAT OF THE SPANIARDSTHEIR DISASTROUS CONDITIONSACRIFICE OF THE CAPTIVESDEFEC...
437
SUCCESSES OF THE SPANIARDSFRUITLESS OFFERS TO GUATEMOZINBUILDINGS RAZED TO THE GROUNDTERRIBLE FAMINETHE T...
447
DREADFUL SUFFERINGS OF THE BESIEGEDSPIRIT OF GUATEMOZINMURDEROUS ASSAULTSCAPTURE OF GUATEMOZIN EVACUATI...
458
CHAPTER III
611
CHAPTER IV
622
CHAPTER V
634
CHAPTER VI
641
CHAPTER I
650
CHAPTER VI
661
CHAPTER VII
663
CHAPTER VII
666
CHAPTER I
677
CHAPTER II
680
CHAPTERIV
685
CHAPTER V
686
BOOK IIICONTINUED CHAPTER VI
688
CHAPTER VII
690
CHAPTER VIII
693
CHAPTER IX
697
CHAPTER I
706
CHAPTER V
720
CHAPTER VI
724
CHAPTER VII
726
CHAPTER VIII
728
CHAPTER I
735
CHAPTER II
738
CHAPTER III
744
CHAPTER IV
747
CHAPTER V
751
CHAPTER VI
752
CHAPTER VII
755
BOOK VI CHAPTER I
763
CHAPTER II
766
CHAPTER III
768
CHAPTER IV
771
CHAPTER V
773
CHAPTER VI
777
CHAPTER VII
781
CHAPTER VIII
784
CHAPTER I
793
CHAPTER II
795
CHAPTER III
801
CHAPTER IV
804
CHAPTER V
807
APPENDIX PART I
812
PART II
826
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