Conquistador

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...



2012 Folge 05

2012   Folge 05 Author Manfred Weinland
ISBN-10 9783838713618
Release 2011-11-17
Pages 64
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Am 7. Februar 1517, dem Vorabend seines Aufbruchs ins Unbekannte, erscheint dem Conquistador Francisco Hernández de Córdoba eine übernatürlich wirkende Gestalt: ein Ritter in weißer Rüstung. Er verspricht dem Spanier nichts Geringeres als Unsterblichkeit, wenn er in der Neuen Welt einen nicht ganz einfachen Job für ihn erledigt. Unsterblichkeit? Wer könnte da widerstehen? Hernández de Córdoba ahnt ja nicht, dass sein Lohn mit dem Untergang der gesamten Menschheit einhergehen soll... Der Conquistador von Manfred Weinland



Tony Ballard 299 Der Conquistador des Satans

Tony Ballard  299  Der Conquistador des Satans Author A. F. Morland
ISBN-10 9783739647463
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 105
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Fernando Davila traute seinen Augen nicht. Er sah sich einer breiten Front von Geisterpiraten gegenüber. Auch er wusste - genau wie sein Freund Cristobal Leon -, was der Conquistador des Teufels gesagt hatte, kurz bevor er erschossen worden war. Im Jahr der Stürme würde er zurückkommen und sich rächen. Davila konnte sich nicht erklären, wieso ihm das jetzt erst einfiel. Warum hatte er sich nicht sofort an Diego Nunez' letzte Worte erinnert, als zum ersten Mal vom Jahr der Stürme die Rede gewesen war? Da hätte ihm doch gleich ein Licht aufgehen müssen.



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.



Conquistador

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.



Balboa

Balboa Author Felix Riesenberg
ISBN-10 UOM:39015025340277
Release 1956
Pages 178
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Tells the life of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, discoverer of the Pacific Ocean and adventurer.



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.



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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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.



The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz Del Castillo

The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz Del Castillo Author Bernal Díaz del Castillo
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044014362610
Release 1844
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The Conquistador in California

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



El CONQUISTADOR

El CONQUISTADOR Author Miguel Urbina
ISBN-10 9781300971887
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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.



The Last Conquistador

The Last Conquistador Author Michael Elias
ISBN-10 9781453299340
Release 2013-06-25
Pages 270
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A series of child abductions near the Andes Mountains lands a Peruvian archaeologist and an American FBI agent deep in an ancient Incan mystery. At the foot of a crumbling sacrificial altar on an Andes mountaintop, Nina Ramirez, an archaeology professor at Cuzco University in Peru, makes two stunning discoveries. One is the mummified body of an Inca girl buried five centuries ago. The other is the corpse of a young boy, recently reported missing, now unearthed in a freshly dug grave—and dressed in the same distinctive ritual shawl as the ancient victim. It’s a clue Nina’s ex-lover, FBI agent Adam Palma, never wanted to find. A hostage retrieval specialist, Adam has been enlisted to find the son of a State Department official kidnapped in Lima—just one in a series of child abductions reported throughout the South American country. But as his path converges with Nina’s, he must contend with a new fear: Someone is reviving the ancient Inca tradition of human sacrifice. With the help of a mysterious young boy, Nina and Adam’s investigation will lead them into the endless unknown of the Amazon jungle to follow the shadow of a legendary conquistador. But to solve a twenty-first-century mystery, they will first have to face one in Adam’s own savage and distant past: his link to the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro.



Conquistador in Chains

Conquistador in Chains Author David A. Howard
ISBN-10 9780817308285
Release 1997
Pages 259
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The current image of the Spanish conquest of America and of the conquistadores who carried it out is one of destruction and oppression. One conquistador does not fit that image, however. A life-changing adventure led Cabeza de Vaca to seek a different kind of conquest, one that would be just and humane, true to Spanish religion and law, but one that safeguarded liberty and justice for the Indians of the New World. His use of the skills learned from his experiences with the Indians of North America did not always help him in understanding and managing the Indians of South America, and too many of the Spanish settlers in the Rio de la Plata Province found that his policies threatened their own interests and relations with the Indians. Eventually many of those Spaniards joined a conspiracy that removed him from power and returned him to Spain in chains. That Cabeza de Vaca was overthrown is not surprising. His ideas and policies opposed the self-interest of most of the first Spaniards who had come to America. What is amazing is that he was able to inspire and hold support among many others in America, who remained loyal to him during his time in prison and after his return to Spain.



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.