The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico
By (author) Bernal Diaz del Castillo
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Discovery and Conquest of Mexico by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Book DescriptionBernal Diaz del Castillo (14951584) served under Cortes through the entire Mexican campaign, and his narrative is both an invaluable document and a spectacular epic. Del Castillo saw Cortes sink his own ships (to prevent desertion) as soon as they landed on Mexican soil, and watched Montezuma become a prisoner in his own palace. The immediacy of his voice as translated by renowned scholar A.P. Maudslay reaches across the centuries to invite readers to witness for themselves the horrors and wonders of the initial, apocalyptic clash between two great civilizations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306813191
(210mm x 140mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bernal Diaz del Castillo
True History of the Conquest of New Spain, Paperback (August 2010)View all books by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
An eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico (1519-1522); in this volume foot soldier Diaz joins Cortes' army.
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Author Biography - Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Bernal Diaz del Castillo fought in over one hundred battles against Mexico. His account of the conquest is one of only four firsthand accounts.
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