The New World of Martin Cortes
By (author) Anna Lanyon
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New World of Martin Cortes by Anna Lanyon
Book DescriptionAs the once-great Aztec empire lay in ruins, an illegitimate child was born to its conqueror, Hernan Cortes. The product of a union between the famous conquistador and his Mayan slave woman and translator, Malinche, the child was named Martin Cortes--remembered today by Mexicans as the first mestizo, emblematic of Mexico's origins.In The New World of Martin Cortes, Anna Lanyon takes us on a journey of historical discovery, vividly evoking those extraordinary times when two empires--Spain and Mexico--collided. This is a tale of intrigue and identity, exploring Martin Cortes's relations with his famous father, his half-brother of the same father and name (Cortes also named his second, legitimate son, Martin), his mother's indigenous people; and his father's noble peers. As Lanyon unearths the life and times of Martin Cortes, we learn something about the processes of history and legend as well, and the nature of the human spirit caught between two worlds.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306814211
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 25-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anna Lanyon
Fire and Song, Paperback (March 2011)
1596: Luis de Carvajal's forbears had fled the Inquisition in Spain to Portugal and then from there to the New World. But the lives they try to rebuild as conversos in Mexico are just as perilous, for the Inquisition is determined to root out heretics throughout its realms. Luis's quest for true faith unfolds a tense and moving narrative.
New World of Martin Cortes, Paperback (September 2003)
While researching "Malinche's Conquest", Anna Lanyon discovered Malinche had a son, Martin Cortes, remembered by Mexicans as the first mestizo, and was compelled to investigate his story, as it is as great an adventure as his mother's.
Malinche's Conquest, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Anna Lanyon
'Lanyon has spent more than a decade pursing this elusive woman, Malinche---in archives, in churches, in forgotten corners of Mexico. Lanyon has read her sources sensitively, and distils their magic with grace. The story of her quest is mesmerising, and its telling to be relished, with the prose simple, spare, but lifting easily into poetry.
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Author Biography - Anna Lanyon
Anna Lanyon teaches and translates Spanish. She is the author of Malinche's Conquest, which won the New South Wales Premiere History Prize for historical writing. She lives in Australia.
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