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The Resource Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs, Buddy Levy

Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs, Buddy Levy

Label
Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs
Title
Conquistador
Title remainder
Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs
Statement of responsibility
Buddy Levy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. In Tenochtitlán, the City of Dreams, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of a complex and sophisticated civilization with 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 thousands-to-one, Cortés repeatedly beat seemingly impossible odds. Journalist Levy meticulously researches the mix of cunning, courage, brutality, superstition, and finally disease that enabled Cortés and his men to survive. -- from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
972/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1230
LC item number
.L45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs, Buddy Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-411) and index
Contents
Setting out for New Spain and the serendipitous gift of language -- The battle with the Tabascans and the acquisition of La Malinche -- Montezuma's message -- The gambler stakes all : "either win the land, or die in the attempt" -- Into the mountains -- The massacre of Cholula -- The city of dreams -- City of sacrifice -- Seizure of empire -- Cortés and Montezuma -- Spaniard versus Spaniard -- The Festival of Toxcatl -- Montezuma's ironic fate -- La noche triste -- "Fortune favors the bold" -- "The great rash" -- Return to the Valley of Mexico -- The wooden serpent -- Encirclement -- The siege begins -- Clash of empires -- The last stand of the Aztecs
Control code
15119973
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 429 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553805383
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007052178
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn185056591
  • (OCoLC)185056591
Label
Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs, Buddy Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-411) and index
Contents
Setting out for New Spain and the serendipitous gift of language -- The battle with the Tabascans and the acquisition of La Malinche -- Montezuma's message -- The gambler stakes all : "either win the land, or die in the attempt" -- Into the mountains -- The massacre of Cholula -- The city of dreams -- City of sacrifice -- Seizure of empire -- Cortés and Montezuma -- Spaniard versus Spaniard -- The Festival of Toxcatl -- Montezuma's ironic fate -- La noche triste -- "Fortune favors the bold" -- "The great rash" -- Return to the Valley of Mexico -- The wooden serpent -- Encirclement -- The siege begins -- Clash of empires -- The last stand of the Aztecs
Control code
15119973
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 429 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553805383
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007052178
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn185056591
  • (OCoLC)185056591

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