The History of the Conquest of Mexico

William Hickling Prescott

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The History of the Conquest of Mexico by American historian William Hickling Prescott was first published in 1843. A sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people. The story of the fall of the Mexica/Aztec civilization in Mexico is among the most astonishing episodes in history. In the skilled hands of William H. Prescott, one of America's foremost historians, this story takes on a thrilling new dimension. Prescott richly details the complex civilization of the Mexica/Aztec people before unfolding the compelling tale of their ultimate defeat at the hands of Hernan Cortes' small band of ruthless Spanish conquistadors. This pioneering study presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this day.

This book has 227,015 words, 360 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1843.

Production notes: This ebook of The History of the Conquest of Mexico was published by Global Grey in 2019, and updated on the 14th June 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Conquest of Mexico by Cortés' by an unknown artist.

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