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3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade

3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195379389
‘Aztec expansion through conquest and trade’ examines the Codex Mendoza. The Codex Mendoza is a rare example of Spanish and Aztec cooperation, and tells the story of the Aztec people. ... More
7. The fall of the Aztec empire

7. The fall of the Aztec empire  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195379389
‘The fall of the Aztec empire’ asks: How could such a mighty empire fall so quickly to the Spanish? Hernan Cortés was not the first Spaniard to land in Mesoamerica: two Spaniards had been ... More
6. Conquests

6. Conquests  

Matthew Restall and Amara Solari

in The Maya: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2020
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Oct 2020
eISBN: 
9780190645052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190645021.003.0006
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chapter
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9780190645021
“Conquests” gives a history of the Spanish invasions of late Postclassic Maya states in the sixteenth century. Whether these invasions could be called conquests at all is debatable. These ... More
1. A great many hardships

1. A great many hardships  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernández-Armesto

in The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.003.0001
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chapter
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9780195392296
‘A great many hardships’ introduces the conquistadors. Conquistadors were not appointed by the Spanish monarchy. They were entrepreneurs who travelled to the Americas under their own ... More
2. Many victories, great conquests

2. Many victories, great conquests  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernández-Armesto

in The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.003.0002
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chapter
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9780195392296
‘Many victories, great conquests’ outlines the conquistadors' Caribbean conquests and the conquests that followed. The Caribbean conquests succeeded in extracting wealth, but failed in ... More
4. By a miracle of God

4. By a miracle of God  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernández-Armesto

in The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.003.0004
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9780195392296
‘By a miracle of God’ examines how the Spanish gained control of the American empires so quickly. Their victory was an epic accomplishment at the time. The Spanish attributed their success ... More
5. A shortcut to the grave

5. A shortcut to the grave  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernández-Armesto

in The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.003.0005
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9780195392296
‘A shortcut to the grave’ investigates conquistadors after the initial conquests. Many early conquistadors became interested in native culture. Bartolomé de Las Casas renounced his ... More
The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195392296
The Conquistadors: A very Short Introduction investigates the facts and myths behind the Spanish invasion of the New World. With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded ... More
3. To give account of who I am

3. To give account of who I am  

Matthew Restall and Felipe Fernández-Armesto

in The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365746
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392296.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195392296
‘To give account of who I am’ asks: Who exactly were the conquistadors? Many famous conquistadors, such as Cortés, the Pizarro brothers, Pedro de Alvarado, Francisco de Montejos, and ... More
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction  

David Carrasco

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195379389
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. This VSI looks ... More
1. The city of Tenochtitlan: center of the Aztec world

1. The city of Tenochtitlan: center of the Aztec world  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195379389
‘The city of Tenochtitlan: center of the Aztec world’ describes Tenochtitlan. The Spanish expeditionary forces, led by Hernan Cortés, were amazed by Tenochtitlan. It lay at the heart of a ... More
2. Aztec foundations: Aztlan, cities, peoples

2. Aztec foundations: Aztlan, cities, peoples  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195379389
‘Aztec foundations: Aztlan, cities, peoples’ explores Aztec foundation myths. A number of different groups migrated to the Aztec basin. Their stories were akin to an epic odyssey: a ... More

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