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Description - The Spanish Invasion of Mexico, 1519-1521 by Charles M. Robinson

The Spanish conquest of Mexico was the greatest military expedition in history, and in achieving it, Hernan Cortes proved himself as one of the foremost generals of all time. This book explains the background both of the Aztec Empire and the Spanish presence in Mexico. It describes the lives of the Aztecs in their glittering capital and of the Europeans as they learned to adapt and survive in an alien and often dangerous world. The invasion was a war between civilizations, pitting the fatalism and obsessive ritual of the Aztecs against soldiers fighting for riches, their lives, and eventually their souls.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841765631
ISBN-10: 1841765635
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles M. Robinson

Charles M Robinson III, a native of Texas, is a history instructor at South Texas Community College and the author of twelve books, primarily on the American West. His most recent book, 'General Crook and the American Frontier', was released by the University of Oklahoma Press in October 2002. His book, 'Bad Hand: A Biography of General Ranald S Mackenzie', won the Texas State Historical Commission's prestigious T. R. Fehrenback Award, and was honored by a resolution from the Texas House of Representatives.

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