Conquistador Author Buddy Levy
ISBN-10 9780553905267
Release 2008-06-24
Pages 448
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In an astonishing work of scholarship that reads like an adventure thriller, historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures. “I and my companions suffer from a disease of the heart which can be cured only with gold.” —Hernán Cortés It was a moment unique in human history, the face-to-face meeting between two men from civilizations a world apart. Only one would survive the encounter. 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. That he saw nothing paradoxical in his intentions is one of the most remarkable—and tragic—aspects of this unforgettable story of conquest. In Tenochtitlán, the famed City of Dreams, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of 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 in battle thousands-to-one, Cortés repeatedly beat seemingly impossible odds. Buddy Levy meticulously researches the mix of cunning, courage, brutality, superstition, and finally disease that enabled Cortés and his men to survive. Conquistador is the story of a lost kingdom—a complex and sophisticated civilization where floating gardens, immense wealth, and reverence for art stood side by side with bloodstained temples and gruesome rites of human sacrifice. It’s the story of Montezuma—proud, spiritual, enigmatic, and doomed to misunderstand the stranger he thought a god. Epic in scope, as entertaining as it is enlightening, Conquistador is history at its most riveting. From the Hardcover edition.


Conquistador Author S. M. Stirling
ISBN-10 1101043938
Release 2003-02-04
Pages 608
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A new alternate history of America from the author of The Peshawar Lancers, the bestselling novel the Chicago Sun-Times called "a pleasure to read" and Harry Turtledove hailed as "first-rate adventure all the way." 1945: An ex-marine has discovered a portal that permits him to travel between the America he knows-and a virgin America untouched by European influence. 21st century: The two realities collide...

The Body of the Conquistador

The Body of the Conquistador Author Rebecca Earle
ISBN-10 9781107693296
Release 2014-02-20
Pages 278
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This fascinating history explores the dynamic relationship between overseas colonisation in Spanish America and the bodily experience of eating.

The Native Conquistador

The Native Conquistador Author Amber Brian
ISBN-10 9780271072043
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 152
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For many years, scholars of the conquest worked to shift focus away from the Spanish perspective and bring attention to the often-ignored voices and viewpoints of the Indians. But recent work that highlights the “Indian conquistadors” has forced scholars to reexamine the simple categories of conqueror and subject and to acknowledge the seemingly contradictory roles assumed by native peoples who chose to fight alongside the Spaniards against other native groups. The Native Conquistador—a translation of the “Thirteenth Relation,” written by don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl in the early seventeenth century—narrates the conquest of Mexico from Hernando Cortés’s arrival in 1519 through his expedition into Central America in 1524. The protagonist of the story, however, is not the Spanish conquistador but Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s great-great-grandfather, the native prince Ixtlilxochitl of Tetzcoco. This account reveals the complex political dynamics that motivated Ixtlilxochitl’s decisive alliance with Cortés. Moreover, the dynamic plotline, propelled by the feats of Prince Ixtlilxochitl, has made this a compelling story for centuries—and one that will captivate students and scholars today.

The Conquistador in California

The Conquistador in California Author W. Michael Mathes
ISBN-10 UVA:X001705025
Release 1973
Pages 123
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The Conquistador

The Conquistador Author John Pohl
ISBN-10 9781780967585
Release 2012-05-20
Pages 64
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Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortés' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired by dreams of unlimited riches, soon became disillusioned and restless. With disease rampant, resources exhausted, and the Caribbean populations dwindling, they had little alternative but to find new territories and peoples to exploit. This title shows how, bolstered by influxes of war-hardened veterans from Europe and an army of over 30,000 allied Indian troops, they came to rely on and perfect what they knew best killing for profit, and without mercy.

Maya Conquistador

Maya Conquistador Author Matthew Restall
ISBN-10 0807055077
Release 1999-08
Pages 254
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Details the conquest of Yucatan by the Mayas, not the Spaniards, through original Maya texts written from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries

The Last Conquistador

The Last Conquistador Author Marc Simmons
ISBN-10 0806123680
Release 1993-03-01
Pages 224
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This book chronicles the life and frontier career of Don Juan de Oñate, the first colonizer of the old Spanish Borderlands. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, in the mid-sixteenth century, Don Juan was the prominent son of an aristocratic silver-mining family. In 1598, in his late forties, Oñate led a formidable expedition of settlers, with wagons and livestock, on an epic march northward to the upper Rio Grade Valley of New Mexico. There he established the first European settlement west of the Mississippi, launching a significant chapter in early American history. In his activities he displayed qualities typical of Spain’s sixteenth-century men of action; in his career we find a summation of the motives, aspirations, intentions, strengths, and weaknesses of the Hispanic pioneers who settled the Borderlands.

Mart n L pez

Mart  n L  pez Author C. Harvey Gardiner
ISBN-10 9780813162850
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 208
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In this study of the life of a Spaniard who came to Mexico as a conquistador and remained as a civilian citizen of New Spain, C. Harvey Gardiner gives his readers a fresh view of the warfare between Spaniard and Indian and of the less dramatic processes of colonization which established European culture in America. Conquest and colonization, usually treated separately in the histories of the period, are here shown as phases in the life of a man who was not conspicuous among the conquerors, but was representative of the Spaniards of his generation who came to the new world in search of opportunity. Martín López attained some importance in the Mexican campaign as designer and builder of the brigantines which figured importantly in the Spanish victory at Tenochtitlan. Upon returning to civilian life, Lopez became one of the many conquistadors who found the rewards for his services under Cortes inadequate and sought redress in a long series of court battles. His career after the conquest brought him little wealth, but touched upon many aspects of the political, social, and economic life of the new country.


Conquistador Author Archibald MacLeish
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048900792
Release 1932
Pages 113
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The Conquistadors

The Conquistadors Author Jim Ollhoff
ISBN-10 9781617830556
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 32
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Discusses the conquistadors who explored and conquered Latin America, such as Cortâez and Pizarro.

Conquistador the Life of Don Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa

Conquistador  the Life of Don Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa Author
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173023553025
Release 1954
Pages 205
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El CONQUISTADOR Author Miguel Urbina
ISBN-10 9781300971887
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Barefoot Conquistador

Barefoot Conquistador Author Diana Childress
ISBN-10 9780822575177
Release 2008
Pages 160
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Chronicles Cabeza de Vaca's journey to the New World in 1527, describing the disasters of the expedition and his seven-year stay among the Indians, first as a captive, then as a trader and healer.

Hernan Cortes

Hernan Cortes Author David West
ISBN-10 1404202447
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 48
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In graphic novel format, tells about the life of Hernan Cortes, Spanish conquistador, whose 1519 expedition led to the conquest of the Aztec Empire.

Conquistador of the Useless

Conquistador of the Useless Author Joshua Isard
ISBN-10 9781935955559
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 240
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Joshua Isard’s debut novel is a hoot. Our hero Nathan Wavelsky moves into the burbs with his wife. Life is good. He’s a successful slacker. He doesn’t want to rock the boat. His definition of a good time is listening to his favorite bands on his iPod and staring at the grass and the poplar trees in his backyard. As a mid-level corporate manager, he does what his bosses tell him. If they want somebody fired, he fires them. No questions asked. But the boat does start to rock. He innocently gives a copy of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle to a teenage girl and his neighbors are righteously appalled. His wife’s hormones start to tango and now she wants a baby. Sure, he enjoys sex, but that doesn’t mean he wants a baby in the house. Worse, his best friend wants him to climb Mount Everest. Nathan likes the solitude of camping and hiking, but climbing in the Himalayas? He could die, for God’s sake. He just wants to be left alone. But no chance. Shit begins to happen. Joshua Isard developed and is the director of Arcadia University’s low-residency MFA Creative Writing program. Since the program is high tech and has a study abroad component, it gives him a chance to enjoy two of his favorite things at work: travel and Apple products. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and in the anthologies The Lie of the Land and Outlandish Affairs. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and two cats.

Hern n Cort s

Hern  n Cort  s Author David West
ISBN-10 1404251715
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 48
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1 CopyEngage your students as they develop their inference, comprehension, and vocabulary skills through this high-interest, graphic nonfiction reader. The content is correlated to national Social Studies curriculum standards.