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The Resource Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs, Buddy Levy

Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs, Buddy Levy

Label
Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs
Title
Conquistador
Title remainder
Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs
Statement of responsibility
Buddy Levy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. In Tenochtitlán, the City of Dreams, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of a complex and sophisticated civilization with 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 thousands-to-one, Cortés repeatedly beat seemingly impossible odds. Journalist Levy meticulously researches the mix of cunning, courage, brutality, superstition, and finally disease that enabled Cortés and his men to survive.--From publisher description
Summary
A narrative history of the conquest of Mexico offers contrasting studies of Hernan Cortes and the powerful Aztec king Montezuma, and discusses the complex civilization of the Aztecs and the military campaign that brought down the entire Aztec nation
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
260593
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
972/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs
Label
Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs, Buddy Levy
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EC359E43-0527-444A-9B59-9602139EFF0B
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Setting out for New Spain and the serendipitous gift of language -- The battle with the Tabascans and the acquisition of La Malinche -- Montezuma's message -- The gambler stakes all : "either win the land, or die in the attempt" -- Into the mountains -- The massacre of Cholula -- The city of dreams -- City of sacrifice -- Seizure of empire -- Cortés and Montezuma -- Spaniard versus Spaniard -- The Festival of Toxcatl -- Montezuma's ironic fate -- La noche triste -- "Fortune favors the bold" -- "The great rash" -- Return to the Valley of Mexico -- The wooden serpent -- Encirclement -- The siege begins -- Clash of empires -- The last stand of the Aztecs
Control code
ocn243693282
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 429 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299125896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map.
Publisher number
EB00155423
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EC359E43-0527-444A-9B59-9602139EFF0B
System control number
(OCoLC)243693282
Label
Conquistador : Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs, Buddy Levy
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EC359E43-0527-444A-9B59-9602139EFF0B
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Setting out for New Spain and the serendipitous gift of language -- The battle with the Tabascans and the acquisition of La Malinche -- Montezuma's message -- The gambler stakes all : "either win the land, or die in the attempt" -- Into the mountains -- The massacre of Cholula -- The city of dreams -- City of sacrifice -- Seizure of empire -- Cortés and Montezuma -- Spaniard versus Spaniard -- The Festival of Toxcatl -- Montezuma's ironic fate -- La noche triste -- "Fortune favors the bold" -- "The great rash" -- Return to the Valley of Mexico -- The wooden serpent -- Encirclement -- The siege begins -- Clash of empires -- The last stand of the Aztecs
Control code
ocn243693282
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 429 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299125896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map.
Publisher number
EB00155423
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EC359E43-0527-444A-9B59-9602139EFF0B
System control number
(OCoLC)243693282

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