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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
7. The fall of the Aztec empire

7. The fall of the Aztec empire  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0007
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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
4. Cosmovision and human sacrifice

4. Cosmovision and human sacrifice  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365708
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195379389
‘Cosmovision and human sacrifice’ investigates the facts behind Aztec human sacrifices. Human sacrifice undoubtedly happened, but the extent to which it did was hotly disputed. Eyewitness ... 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
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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
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
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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ISBN: 
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
The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction  

David Carrasco

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
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
Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

Exploration: A Very Short Introduction  

Stewart A. Weaver

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199946952.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199946952
For as long as there have been civilizations, there has been the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other civilizations or in search of novelty. But what accounts for this ... More

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