Conquistador

Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs

Author: Buddy Levy

Publisher: Bantam

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Category: History

Page: 448

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In an astonishing work of scholarship that reads like an adventure thriller, historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures. “I and my companions suffer from a disease of the heart which can be cured only with gold.” —Hernán Cortés It was a moment unique in human history, the face-to-face meeting between two men from civilizations a world apart. Only one would survive the encounter. In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the shores of Mexico with a roughshod crew of adventurers and the intent to expand the Spanish empire. Along the way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to convert the native inhabitants to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. That he saw nothing paradoxical in his intentions is one of the most remarkable—and tragic—aspects of this unforgettable story of conquest. In Tenochtitlán, the famed City of Dreams, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of fifteen million people, and commander of the most powerful military machine in the Americas. Yet in less than two years, Cortés defeated the entire Aztec nation in one of the most astonishing military campaigns ever waged. Sometimes outnumbered in battle thousands-to-one, Cortés repeatedly beat seemingly impossible odds. Buddy Levy meticulously researches the mix of cunning, courage, brutality, superstition, and finally disease that enabled Cortés and his men to survive. Conquistador is the story of a lost kingdom—a complex and sophisticated civilization where floating gardens, immense wealth, and reverence for art stood side by side with bloodstained temples and gruesome rites of human sacrifice. It’s the story of Montezuma—proud, spiritual, enigmatic, and doomed to misunderstand the stranger he thought a god. Epic in scope, as entertaining as it is enlightening, Conquistador is history at its most riveting. Praise for Conquistador “Prodigiously researched and stirringly told, Conquistador is a rarity: an invaluable history lesson that also happens to be a page-turning read.”—Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author of Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History, and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics “Sweeping and majestic . . . A pulse-quickening narrative.”—Neal Bascomb, author of Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

Hernan Cortes

Author: Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 885

Provides an introduction to the life of sixteenth-century Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes, who conquered the Aztec Empire of Mexico.

Hernan Cortes

Author: Jeff Donaldson-Forbes

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 621

Discusses Hernan Cortez, the Spanish explorer whose brutal conquest of the Aztecs in Mexico started Spanish settlements in the New World.

Hernan Cortes

Author: Kristin Petrie

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 181

An introduction to the life of Hernand Cortes, the Spanish explorer who discovered Baja California and explored the Pacific coast of Mexico, but who is best remembered for conquering the Aztec Empire.

Life of Hernan Cortes

Author: Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Explorers

Page: 344

View: 118

Hernan Cortes

Author: Kristin Petrie

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 567

An introduction to the life of Hernand Cortes, the Spanish explorer who discovered Baja California and explored the Pacific coast of Mexico, but who is best remembered for conquering the Aztec Empire.

Hernán Cortés

Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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Hernán Cortés

The Life of a Spanish Conquistador

Author: David West

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

View: 458

In graphic novel format, tells about the life of Hernan Cortes, Spanish conquistador, whose 1519 expedition led to the conquest of the Aztec Empire.

The Rose and the Sword. Hernan Cortes in Mexico

Author: Borja Loma Barrie

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 68

View: 328

This book is a compilation of Hernan Cortes's journey through life and the venture that would change his entire life and the destiny of a new continent. A story about an adventurous spirit and a very determined mind that changed the faith of a nation thanks to a man's ambition who decided the world was not big enough for him.

The adventures of Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico

Author: Francis L. Hawks

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 662

"The adventures of Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico" by Francis L. Hawks. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Hernan Cortes and the Fall of the Aztec Empire

Author: Dan Abnett

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 823

Graphic novel retelling of the Spanish conquistador Cortes' defeat of the Aztec Empire.

Life of Hernan Cortes

Author: Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Explorers

Page: 344

View: 518

Hernán Cortés and La Malinche

Author: John A. Torres

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 683

To this day, the relationship between Hernán Cortés and his translator La Malinche remains confusing. Was Cortés a double-crossing murderer or a heroic conqueror? Was La Malinche, an enslaved woman from Aztec royalty, an intelligent woman doing what was necessary to stay alive or the betrayer of her people? The history books have not been kind to her. However you view this pair, one thing is clear: their stories cannot be told without linking their biographies. As your readers will find out, there is little doubt that their pairing forever changed Mexico and the Americas.