Aztecs and Conquistadores
The Spanish Invasion and the Collapse of the Aztec Empire
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Aztecs and Conquistadores by John M.D. Pohl
Book DescriptionThe Spanish conquest of Mexico was a remarkable military expedition that had a huge impact on the history of the world. Hernan Cortes led the expedition, the aim of which was the addition of Mexico to the Spanish Empire, and the extraction of Aztec riches. Following the appearance of portents, the Aztecs were expecting a catastrophe in 1519, and the Spanish invasion fulfilled this expectation. Although they fought fiercely to the end, the Aztec civilisation was doomed, and the face of Mexico would be changed for ever. This book not only examines the campaign, but also the lives, training and experience of the men on both sides: the Spanish conquerors and their opponents, the exotic Aztecs, who were fighting for their lives and their civilisation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841769349
(255mm x 190mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John M.D. Pohl
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Aztec Warrior, Paperback (June 2001)
A study of the warrior in Aztec society in a time of contrast between civilization and sacrifice, sanctity and savagery. It includes the story of the homicidal Cuachique, the Aztec "berserkers" whose sole role was to hunt the enemy down mercilessly.
Aztec, Mixtec and Zapotec Armies, Paperback (November 1991)» View all books by John M.D. Pohl
Details the army of Mexico from the collapse of the Classic centres in around 850AD until the arrival of the Spanish armies around 1520, including the Aztecs, Toltecs and their enemies. The book examines the emergence of the new Mexican nation called the Aztec Empire of the Triple Alliance.
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Author Biography - John M.D. Pohl
John Pohl is a research archeologist at UCLA. He is an eminent authority on American Indian civilizations and has directed numerous archeological excavations in Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the United States. Charles M Robinson III is a history instructor at South Texas Community College and the author of twelve books, primarily on the American West. He is also an honorary member of the Chief Santanta Descendants, a Kiowa Indian heritage organization, in Oklahoma. Adam Hook has worked as an illustrator since 1983. He specialises in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 90 Osprey titles in the past three decades. He now lives and works in Cape Town.
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