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The Conquest of New Spain (Penguin Classics) (1568)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140441239, Paperback)Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Diaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital.
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A follower of Hernando Cortez describes how a small group of Spaniards was able to defeat the mighty Aztecs and lay claim to their territory and treasures for Spain.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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