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History of the Conquest of Mexico By WILLIAM HICKLING PRESCOTT
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The "Conquest of Mexico" is a spirited and graphic narrative of a stirring episode in history. To use his own words, the author (see p. 271) has "endeavoured to surround the reader... More > with the spirit of the times, and, in a word, to make him a contemporary of the 16th century."< Less
The Conquest By Ileana Flores
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Before the conquistadors, many different tribes were settlers in Mexico, waiting for their empire to rise. Around the 13th century an unpopular and migratory tribe settled in the southern borders of... More > Lake Texcoco. After years of war and migration, this tribe will rise and become one of the powerful tribes in the history of Mexico and will be recognized as the Aztecs. The search for gold, power, and a new land will bring the oppression of powerful conquistador, who will create the beginning of a new history.< Less
The Conquest By Ileana Flores
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Before the conquistadors, many different tribes were settlers in Mexico, waiting for their empire to rise. Around the 13th century an unpopular and migratory tribe settled in the southern borders of... More > Lake Texcoco. After years of war and migration, this tribe will rise and become one of the powerful tribes in the history of Mexico and will be recognized as the Aztecs. The search for gold, power, and a new land will bring the oppression of powerful conquistador, who will create the beginning of a new history.< Less
By Right of Conquest: Or, With Cortez in Mexico By G. A. Henty
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The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publisher. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction,... More > philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology, history, literature, politics and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, alchemy, hermetic, shamanism and ancient knowledge. Our books are available in both print and as digital books. All of our books have been revived by being scanned by people who have passion for knowledge. By purchasing this book you are helping restoring a piece of history for many generations to come to enjoy the fine ancient knowledge that is made available through our modern technology. We sincerely hope you enjoy these treasures in the form of digital books.< Less
History of the Conquest of Peru By WILLIAM HICKLING PRESCOTT
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The "History of the Conquest of Peru," which appeared in 1847, followed Prescott's "History of the Conquest of Mexico." It is a vivid and picturesque narrative of one of the most... More > romantic, if also in some ways one of the darkest, episodes in history. It is impossible in a small compass to convey a tithe of the astonishing series of hairbreadth escapes, of conquest over tremendous odds, and of rapid eventualities which make up this kaleidoscopic story.< 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
History of Hernando Cortez By John S. C. Abbott
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A masterful retelling of the incredible story of the conquest of the Aztec Empire by a handful of Spaniard Conquistadors, assisted by their far more numerous Indian allies, under the leadership of... More > Hernando Cortez. What makes the telling of this story more valuable than most is the author’s ability to continually posit the actions of Spaniards, Aztecs and local Indian tribes into the moral and practical conditions of the time—which, as the writer points out, are quite different to those of today. The astonishing tale includes accounts of the brutal behavior of the Conquistadors, the shocking bloodlust of the Aztecs, the cannibalism of Cortez’s Indian allies, and the advanced technological level of Aztec society.< Less
History of Hernando Cortez By John S. C. Abbott
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A masterful retelling of the incredible story of the conquest of the Aztec Empire by a handful of Spaniard Conquistadors, assisted by their far more numerous Indian allies, under the leadership of... More > Hernando Cortez. What makes the telling of this story more valuable than most is the author’s ability to continually posit the actions of Spaniards, Aztecs and local Indian tribes into the moral and practical conditions of the time—which, as the writer points out, are quite different to those of today. The astonishing tale includes accounts of the brutal behavior of the Conquistadors, the shocking bloodlust of the Aztecs, the cannibalism of Cortez’s Indian allies, and the advanced technological level of Aztec society.< Less
Five Puerto Rican Odysseys By Juan Ignacio Riestra Carrión
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This is a selection of five Puerto Rican biographies that are both very exciting and useful for the study of different time periods. It includes Juan Ponce de León II, the grandson of the... More > conquistador and witness of the life in the Island during the first steps of our society right after the conquest; the extraordinary case of Miguel Enríquez, a black shoemaker that became a powerful corsair as well as the richest person in the Island; Ramón Power the first patriot and the first politician, elected to represent the Island in the Spanish government and one of the founders of democracy in modern Spain; General Antonio Valero, a Puerto Rican soldier in Bolívar's army, and a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, and the wars of independence of Mexico and Peru; and Pachín Marín, a young journalist and poet that fought in all the fields of patriotism of the age. It is intended to be an easy reading material aimed at awakening interest in Puerto Rican history on high school students.< Less
Bless the Buccaneer with Barbecued Blood By Marc Loewenthal
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Have you ever thought about the history behind many of the words we use today? Meanings change so much through time that words often have completely different meanings today to the meanings they had... More > in the past. This book poses the question: what if the words we use now still meant what they meant in the past? It takes a less than reverent ramble through the byways and backwaters of English etymology to find answers to burning questions like: Why can men never be hysterical? How can saying your prayers give you the gift of the gab? Why can't you truly be another brick in the wall? Which fruit may have led to the conquest of Mexico? Would a bachelor choose a wife with eight legs or eighty decades? Who is the biggest cheat in history? Why should you beware of fire-breathing dragons when digging your garden? Why should north be south and south be north? Why would you give a plough to someone with a high fever? If you really want to find the answers to these questions and many more, then this is the book for you!< Less