Hernando Cortés

Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés is a very controversial figure. To some people, he was heroic. Even though he was greatly outnumbered, he was able to defeat the Aztec Emperor Montezuma and conquer the Aztec empire because of his personal courage and leadership abilities. The Aztec empire was centered in modern-day Mexico. Its religion was based on human sacrifice. Cortés replaced it with Christianity. To others, including many Mexicans, he was a villain because he destroyed the Aztecs’ way of life. They believed he was a cruel man. He was also a symbol of Spanish domination. When Mexico became independent from Spain in 1821, its people tried to remove their memories of him. Either way, one thing is certain. Hernando Cortés was one of the most influential figures in the history of the New World.

Hernando Cortés

Spanish Invader of Mexico

Author: John Paul Zronik

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Learn about the Spanish conqueror's invasion of Mexico.

Hernando Cortes

Fortune Favored the Bold

Author: Patricia Calvert

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 157

Describes the life of Hernando Cortâes, the Spanish explorer who discovered Baja California and explored the Pacific coast of Mexico, but who is best remembered for conquering the Aztec Empire.

The Despatches of Hernando Cortés

The Conqueror of Mexico, Addressed to the Emperor Charles V, Written During the Conquest, and Containing a Narrative of Its Events

Author: Hernán Cortés



Category: Mexico

Page: 431

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Hernando Cortes and the Fall of the Aztecs

Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


Category: Conquerors

Page: 158

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In 1519, with a small band of a few hundred soldiers, Cortes invaded the mighty Aztec empire. Although the Aztecs greatly outnumbered them, Cortes's men were able to conquer the natives and capture their emperor. The arrival of Cortes in 1519 helped shape

Hernando Cortes

Author: Stephen R. Lilley

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A biography of this Spanish conquistador & the effects of his invasion on the history of the New World.