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Hernando Cortez Makers of History By John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Stevens Cabot Abbott (September 19, 1805 – June 17,... More > 1877), an American historian, pastor, and pedagogical writer, was born in Brunswick, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott.He was a brother of Jacob Abbott, and was associated with him in the management of Abbott's Institute, New York City, and in the preparation of his series of brief historical biographies. Dr. Abbott graduated at Bowdoin College in 1825, prepared for the ministry at Andover Theological Seminary, and between 1830 and 1844, when he retired from the ministry in the Congregational Church, preached successively at Worcester, Roxbury and Nantucket, all in Massachusetts.Owing to the success of a little work, The Mother at Home, he devoted himself, from 1844 onwards, to literature. Excerpt from:< Less
History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes By William Hickling Prescott
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History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes By William Hickling Prescott. Illustrations from the... More > Montezuma Edition. Prescott expressed interest in his correspondence in writing a biography of Molière, and Ticknor records that he sent Prescott "a collection of about 50 volumes" of relevant material. However, after writing to Ángel Calderón de la Barca, a Spanish minister living in Mexico, who was able to provide source material, Prescott started research on what was to become the History of the Conquest of Mexico. There was relatively little scholarship on Aztec civilization, and Prescott dismissed much of it as "speculation", and he therefore had to rely almost exclusively on primary sources. He considered Edward King's theory that the pre-Columbian civilizations were non-indigenous to be fallacious, although he was greatly indebted to him for his anthology of Aztec codices in the Antiquities of Mexico.< Less
Great Men and Famous Women, Volume I (Esprios Classics) By Charles F. Horne
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A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 200 OF THE MOST PROMINENT PERSONAGES IN HISTORY Charles Francis Horne (1870-1942) was an American author and editor. He edited many... More > multiple volume collections at the beginning of the twentieth century including: Great Men and Famous Women (8 volumes, 1894), The Story of the Greatest Nations (with Edward S. Ellis) (10 volumes, 1901-1906), Works of Jules Verne (15 volumes, 1911), The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East (14 volumes, 1917), and The Great Events by Famous Historians (with Rossiter Johnson and John Rudd) (21 volumes).ALARIC THE BOLD, ALEXANDER THE GREAT, MARC ANTONY, ATTILA, BELISARIUS, GODFREY DE BOUILLON, JULIUS CAESAR, CHARLEMAGNE, CLOVIS THE FIRST, GASPARD DE COLIGNI, HERNANDO CORTES, CYRUS THE GREAT, DIOCLETIAN, SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, EDWARD I. OF ENGLAND, EDWARD III. OF ENGLAND, EDWARD, THE BLACK PRINCE, BERTRAND DU GUESCLIN, GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS, HANNIBAL, HENRY IV. OF FRANCE, HENRY V< Less
Las Conquistas de México y del Perú By Héctor Pereyra Suárez
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En esta narración de la portentosa hazaña de los conquistadores españoles, hay que admirar a dos personajes gigantescos. Uno es el asombroso héroe Hernando de... More > Cortés y el otro es William Prescott, historiador norteamericano casi ciego, que convierte las “milagrosas” conquistas de Cortés en una fascinante lectura en los siguientes tomos: I. View of the Aztec Civilization (Panorama de la civilización azteca) II. Discovery of Mexico (Descubrimiento de México) III. March on Mexico (Marcha sobre México) IV. Resistance in Mexico (Resistencia en México) V. Expulsion from Mexico (Expulsión de México) VI. Siege and Surrender of Mexico (Sitio y rendición de México) VII. Subsequent career of Cortés (Siguiente Carrera de Cortés)< Less

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