The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico, 1517-1521 by Bernal Diaz del Castillo

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Familiar characters- Cortez, Montezuma, Dona Marina- and the plots and counterplots engendered by their desires and treacheries, come to life.
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First published in 1928.
'Something more than an historical document of the first importance...his narrative is so readable that one's interest and admiration are equally divided between the stupendous events he records and the charming revelations of his own character.' Saturday Review.
Four eye-witnesses of the discovery and conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards have left written records, but of these the present volume and the letters of Cortés (Volume 14) are by far the most important.
 

About Bernal Diaz del Castillo

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Spanish historian Bernal Diaz del Castillo (c.1492-1584) was a soldier in the army of the conquistador Cortes in the attack on the Aztecs. J M Cohen translated widely from French and Spanish, including for Penguin Classics Montaigne's Essays and Cervantes' Don Quixote.
 
Published December 23, 2004 by Routledge. 648 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Education & Reference.
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Familiar characters- Cortez, Montezuma, Dona Marina- and the plots and counterplots engendered by their desires and treacheries, come to life.

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