Whatever you read elsewhere the words of a participant who admits to destroying towns and entire populations ‘until our arms ached’ is a horrifying read. Another interesting perspective on how the colonizers “understood” the natives from the New World. Shakespeare’s Sonnets William Shakespeare. This was a fascinating read, filled with tales of travel, politics, and war. Greg rated it it was ok Nov 25, Book ratings by Goodreads.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. On the other hand, it’s a riveting, nail-biting work of what amounts to science fiction, in the old Edgar Rice Burroughs vein. Letters from Mexico Hernan Cortes. One 3 books out of a library of at least tens of thousands survived. The Other God Yuri Stoyanov. I knew that Cortes landed on the shores of Mexico, stomped through the jungle to the heart of the Aztec empire, and then overthrew it, but I didn’t know any details about it.

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For anyone interested in the history of Mexico, Latin America, or the colon This was a fascinating read, filled with tales of travel, politics, and war. To view it, click here.

Letters from Mexico

He was a brilliant tactician, both militarily and politically, was clearly quite charming and manipulative how else do you keep a bunch of blood and money thirsty professional soldiers in check a rebel, and above all, an adventurer. Nothing about this Event yup, capital e in history was simple and it keeps getting more and more esssay dropping until you get to the end.


Highly recommended for people studying Spanish or Mexican history, the Age of Exploration and the Conquest of the new world.

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A small band of voyagers lands on an alien planet and takes over. Published August 11th by Yale Fssay Press first published This is a fantastic history written by Cortes himself!

Letters from Mexico by Hernán Cortés

Another interesting perspective on how the colonizers “understood” the natives from the New World. Andrakuf rated it really liked it Jul 14, Absolutely brilliant from Cortes hand.

Return to Book Page. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? The book is a ‘must’ for all those who are seriously interested in this traumatic clash of civilizations and the consequences, both for good and ill, which ensued.

The Other God Yuri Stoyanov.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Elliot’s introductory essay explains Cortes’s conflicts with the Crown and with Ufentes Velazquez, the governor of Cuba. No trivia or quizzes yet. My interest in this book comes from reading Barbara Kingsolver’s book – The Lacuna.


Sep 15, Brad Hart rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Not the case, at all.

These five letters acrlos, albeit through a filtered and highly manipulated lens, the beginnings of Colonial Latin America, and the creation of Mestizaje.

Other books in this series. Jennifer rated it liked it Sep 12, So much contemporary travel writing simply reenacts the conquest and the reactions of the conquistadors. The Lonely Crowd David Riesman.

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Want to Read saving…. Cortes had a whole hell of a lot cxrlos things going for him that lead to his success in Central America. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jun 17, Madelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Lists with This Book.