The Conquest of New Spain - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

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 Dìaz 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140441239
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 972.02
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 303g
Height: 194mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 24mm