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The Resource Conquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old Mexico, Hugh Thomas

Conquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old Mexico, Hugh Thomas

Label
Conquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old Mexico
Title
Conquest
Title remainder
Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Conquest one of the most distinguished modern historians has written the first major history of the conquest of Mexico since Prescott's classic account, published over 150 years ago. Cortes' conquest of Mexico in 1519-1521 is one of the most famous stories in the world. Macaulay wrote that the way Aztec emperor Montezuma died was one of the two things that every schoolboy knew. The story of the 500 conquistadores landing near Vera Cruz, the subsequent burning of the boats, the march up to the Aztec capital, the extraordinary battles and ruses en route, the welcome by Montezuma, the later quarrels, the Spanish withdrawal, the bloody fighting, and the eventual apocalyptic victory can never fail to excite the imagination. Drawing on newly discovered sources and taking into account information not available to earlier scholars, Hugh Thomas, author of the bestselling The Spanish Civil War and The History of the Cuban Revolution, presents a full and balanced history of one of the most significant events of Western civilization, a subject and an era of continued fascination to millions of readers. Here, in a brilliant and detailed narrative, full of the sound and fury of great events and the clash of empires and personalities, is a book that rivals Prescott's for its sweeping view of history, but is written with a new respect for the civilization and culture that Cortes ruthlessly destroyed. Hugh Thomas' account of the collapse of Montezuma's great Mexican empire under the onslaughts of Cortes' conquistadores is one of the major historical works of the decade. It bristles with moral and political issues that are profoundly relevant to our time, and is also a thrilling narrative, brimful of the sheer excitement of discovery
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Hugh
Dewey number
972/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1230
LC item number
.T48 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montezuma
  • Cortés, Hernán
  • Cortés, Hernán
  • Montezuma
  • Conquest of Mexico (1519-1540)
  • Mexico
  • México
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
Conquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old Mexico, Hugh Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 774-793) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient Mexico -- Spain of the golden age -- To know the secrets of the land -- Cortés and Montezuma -- Cortés plans undone -- The Spanish recovery -- The battle for Tenochtitlan -- Aftermath -- Appendices -- Genealogies -- Unpublished documents
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 812 p.
Isbn
9780671705183
Lccn
93030474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3107763
  • (OCoLC)28676876
  • (OCoLC)ocm28676876
  • 148842
  • 3107763
Label
Conquest : Montezuma, Cortés, and the fall of Old Mexico, Hugh Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 774-793) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient Mexico -- Spain of the golden age -- To know the secrets of the land -- Cortés and Montezuma -- Cortés plans undone -- The Spanish recovery -- The battle for Tenochtitlan -- Aftermath -- Appendices -- Genealogies -- Unpublished documents
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 812 p.
Isbn
9780671705183
Lccn
93030474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3107763
  • (OCoLC)28676876
  • (OCoLC)ocm28676876
  • 148842
  • 3107763

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