The Conquest of New Spain (Paperback)

The Conquest of New Spain By Diaz Del Casti Bernal Diaz Del Castillo, Bernal Diaz del Castillo, John M. Cohen (Translator) Cover Image

The Conquest of New Spain (Paperback)


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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 Diaz 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.

About the Author

Spanish historian Bernal Diaz del Castillo (c.1492-1584) was a soldier in the army of the conquistador Cortes in the attack on the Aztecs. J M Cohen translated widely from French and Spanish.

Product Details ISBN: 9781607961802
ISBN-10: 1607961806
Publication Date: September 24th, 2009
Pages: 416
Language: English