Conquistador Voices (vol I): The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Recounted Largely by the Participants (Volume 1)

Conquistador Voices (vol I): The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Recounted Largely by the Participants (Volume 1)

  • ISBN-13: 9780978646622
  • Author: Kevin H Siepel
  • Publisher: Spruce Tree Press
  • Publication date: 2015-10-12
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 340
  • $28.00

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Follow the Spanish Conquest of the Americas through first-person action accounts. In Conquistador Voices you will hear explorers, conquistadors, and, in some cases native peoples--aided by the author as narrator--tell us what they themselves saw and did during the Conquest. To make such 500-year-old "sound bites" attractive to the modern reader, fresh translations of much of this material have been made from Spanish and Italian sources.  In this book, written for the general reader and consciously refraining from praise or condemnation, you are likely to learn much more about those epic times than you ever learned in school.Volume I is devoted to the four voyages of Christopher Columbus, and to the subsequent conquest of Mexico by Hernan Cortés. Aztec accounts are included in the Cortés material.Nine maps accompany the text. An index, copious footnotes, and brief bibliography are also included.  340 pp.

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