Mexico and the Spanish Conquest

  • Filename: mexico-and-the-spanish-conquest.
  • ISBN: 9780806182087
  • Release Date: 2014-08-04
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Ross Hassig
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press



What role did indigenous peoples play in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Ross Hassig explores this question in Mexico and the Spanish Conquest by incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of Mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of Mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides. He analyzes the weapons, tactics, and strategies employed by both the Indians and the Spaniards, and concludes that the conquest was less a Spanish victory than it was a victory of Indians over other Indians, which the Spaniards were able to exploit to their own advantage. In this second edition of his classic work, Hassig incorporates new research in the same concise manner that made the original edition so popular and provides further explanations of the actions and motivations of Cortés, Moteuczoma, and other key figures. He also explores their impact on larger events and examines in greater detail Spanish military tactics and strategies.

Mexico and the Spanish Conquest

  • Filename: mexico-and-the-spanish-conquest.
  • ISBN: 0806137932
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 261
  • Author: Ross Hassig
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press



What role did indigenous peoples play in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Ross Hassig explores this question in Mexico and the Spanish Conquest by incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of Mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of Mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides. He analyzes the weapons, tactics, and strategies employed by both the Indians and the Spaniards, and concludes that the conquest was less a Spanish victory than it was a victory of Indians over other Indians, which the Spaniards were able to exploit to their own advantage. In this second edition of his classic work, Hassig incorporates new research in the same concise manner that made the original edition so popular and provides further explanations of the actions and motivations of Cortés, Moteuczoma, and other key figures. He also explores their impact on larger events and examines in greater detail Spanish military tactics and strategies.

Mexico and the Spanish Conquest

  • Filename: mexico-and-the-spanish-conquest.
  • ISBN: 9780806148199
  • Release Date: 2014-08-04
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Ross Hassig
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press



What role did indigenous peoples play in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Ross Hassig explores this question in Mexico and the Spanish Conquest by incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of Mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of Mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides. He analyzes the weapons, tactics, and strategies employed by both the Indians and the Spaniards, and concludes that the conquest was less a Spanish victory than it was a victory of Indians over other Indians, which the Spaniards were able to exploit to their own advantage. In this second edition of his classic work, Hassig incorporates new research in the same concise manner that made the original edition so popular and provides further explanations of the actions and motivations of Cortés, Moteuczoma, and other key figures. He also explores their impact on larger events and examines in greater detail Spanish military tactics and strategies.

The Spanish Conquest of Mexico Revised Edition

  • Filename: the-spanish-conquest-of-mexico-revised-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781467703826
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Author: Sylvia A. Johnson
  • Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books



Can the conquest of one city change the world? In 1519, two powerful empires - Spain and Mexica (Aztec) - were hungry for expansion in central Mexico. Led by emperor Motecuzoma II, the Mexica people had subdued their native enemies and now controlled a sprawling territory with the great city of Tenochtitlán at the center. Then the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés led an attack on the Mexica empire. Although the Spaniards had horses and guns, both unknown in the Americas, the Mexica outnumbered them five hundred to one. The Spaniards had no chance of success without the help of native allies unhappy with Mexica rule. What followed was a desperate war that lasted two years, cost thousands of lives, and left Tenochtitlán in ruins. In 1521 Cortés declared Mexico a colony of New Spain. In so doing, he laid the groundwork for the expansion of European power throughout the Americas and changed the world forever. The Spanish conquest of Mexico is one of world history's pivotal moments.

The Story of Mexico

  • Filename: the-story-of-mexico.
  • ISBN: 159935053X
  • Release Date: 2007-09-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: R. Conrad Stein
  • Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub



Describes the Aztec civilization and how it was conquered by Hernando Cortâes and his Spanish army.

Conquest

  • Filename: conquest.
  • ISBN: 9780671511043
  • Release Date: 1995-04-07
  • Number of pages: 832
  • Author: Hugh Thomas
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Ring with the fury of two great empires locked in an epic battle, Conquest captures in extraordinary detail the Mexican and Spanish civilizations and offers unprecedented in-depth portraits of the legendary opponants, Montezuma and Cortes.

The Broken Spears

  • Filename: the-broken-spears.
  • ISBN: 9780807055007
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Miguel León Portilla
  • Publisher: Beacon Press



Describes ancient Aztec civilization and presents Native American accounts of the persecution and slaughter that accompanied Cortes' conquest of Mexico.

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

  • Filename: seven-myths-of-the-spanish-conquest.
  • ISBN: 0198036434
  • Release Date: 2004-10-28
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Matthew Restall
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortés, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind each myth. This vividly written and authoritative book shows, for instance, that native Americans did not take the conquistadors for gods and that small numbers of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. We discover that Columbus was correctly seen in his lifetime--and for decades after--as a briefly fortunate but unexceptional participant in efforts involving many southern Europeans. It was only much later that Columbus was portrayed as a great man who fought against the ignorance of his age to discover the new world. Another popular misconception--that the Conquistadors worked alone--is shattered by the revelation that vast numbers of black and native allies joined them in a conflict that pitted native Americans against each other. This and other factors, not the supposed superiority of the Spaniards, made conquests possible. The Conquest, Restall shows, was more complex--and more fascinating--than conventional histories have portrayed it. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest offers a richer and more nuanced account of a key event in the history of the Americas.

Nahuas and Spaniards

  • Filename: nahuas-and-spaniards.
  • ISBN: 0804719543
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: James Lockhart
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press



The Nahua Indians of central Mexico (often misleadingly called Aztecs after the quite ephemeral confederation that existed among them in late pre-Hispanic times) were the most populus of Mesoamerica's cultural-linguistic groups at the time of the Spanish conquest. They remained at the center of developments for centuries thereafter, since the bulk of the Hispanic population settled among them and they bore the brunt of cultural contact. This collection of thirteen essays (five of them previously unpublished) by the leading authority on the postconquest Nahuas and Nahua-Spanish interaction brings together pieces that reflect various facets of the author's research interests. Underlying most of the pieces is the author's pioneering large-scale use of Nahua manuscripts to illuminate the society and culture of native Mexicans in the Spanish colonial period. The picture of the Nahuas that emerges shows them far less at odds with the colonial world form it what is useful to them, and far more capable to maintaining their own pre-conquest identity, than has previously been suggested.

Hernando Cort s

  • Filename: hernando-cort-s.
  • ISBN: 0778724700
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: John Paul Zronik
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company



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