The Resource Conquistadores : a new history of Spanish discovery and conquest, Fernando Cervantes

Conquistadores : a new history of Spanish discovery and conquest, Fernando Cervantes

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Conquistadores : a new history of Spanish discovery and conquest
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Conquistadores
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a new history of Spanish discovery and conquest
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Fernando Cervantes
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New history of Spanish discovery and conquest
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eng
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"A sweeping, authoritative history of 16th-century Spain and its legendary conquistadors, whose ambitious and morally contradictory campaigns propelled a small European kingdom to become one of the formidable empires in the world "The depth of research in this book is astonishing, but even more impressive is the analytical skill Cervantes applies. . . . [He] conveys complex arguments in delightfully simple language, and most importantly knows how to tell a good story." -The Times (London) Over the few short decades that followed Christopher Columbus's first landing in the Caribbean in 1492, Spain conquered the two most formidable civilizations of the Americas: the Aztecs of Mexico and the Incas of Peru. Hernán Cortés, Francisco Pizarro, and the other explorers and soldiers that took part in these expeditions dedicated their lives to seeking political and religious glory, helping to build an empire unlike any the world had ever seen. But centuries later, these conquistadors have become the stuff of nightmares. In their own time, they were glorified as heroic adventurers, spreading Christian culture and helping to build an empire unlike any the world had ever seen. Today, they stand condemned for their cruelty and exploitation as men who decimated ancient civilizations and carried out horrific atrocities in their pursuit of gold and glory. In Conquistadores, acclaimed Mexican historian Fernando Cervantes-himself a descendent of one of the conquistadors-cuts through the layers of myth and fiction to help us better understand the context that gave rise to the conquistadors' actions. Drawing upon previously untapped primary sources that include diaries, letters, chronicles, and polemical treatises, Cervantes immerses us in the late-medieval, imperialist, religious world of 16th-century Spain, a world as unfamiliar to us as the Indigenous peoples of the New World were to the conquistadors themselves. His thought-provoking, illuminating account reframes the story of the Spanish conquest of the New World and the half-century that irrevocably altered the course of history"--
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Cervantes, Fernando
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970.01/6
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
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index present
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E123
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non fiction
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  • Conquerors
  • Conquerors
  • Conquerors
  • Discoveries in geography
  • America
  • Latin America
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adult
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a new history of Spanish discovery and conquest
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Conquistadores : a new history of Spanish discovery and conquest, Fernando Cervantes
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-464) and index
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24 cm
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First North American edition.
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xviii, 493 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781101981269
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2021029480
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Original version note
First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2020.
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illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Conquistadores : a new history of Spanish discovery and conquest, Fernando Cervantes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xviii, 493 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101981269
Lccn
2021029480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Original version note
First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2020.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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