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The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo free pdf "The History of the Conquest of New Spain" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, a new abridgement of Diaz del Castillo's classic "Historia verdadera de la conquista de Nueva Espana", offers a unique contribution to our understanding of the political and religious forces that drove the great cultural encounter between Spain and the Americas known as the 'conquest of Mexico.' Besides containing important passages, scenes, and events excluded from other abridgements, this edition includes eight useful interpretive essays that address indigenous religions and cultural practices, sexuality during the early colonial period, the roles of women in indigenous cultures, and analysis of the political and economic purposes behind Diaz del Castillo's narrative.A series of maps illuminate the routes of the conquistadors, the organization of indigenous settlements, the struggle for the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, as well as the disastrous Spanish journey to Honduras. The information compiled for this volume offers increased accessibility to the original text, places it in a wider social and narrative context, and encourages further learning, research, and understanding.

About David Carrasco

David Carrasco is Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Divinity School at Harvard University. He was recently awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle. He is the author or editor of numerous books including Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest: An Interpretive Journey through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2, coedited by Scott Sessions, and Breaking Through Mexico's Past: Digging the Aztecs with Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, coauthored by Leonardo Lopez Lujan and Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, both available from UNM Press.

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Author : David Carrasco
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Data Published : 15 January 2009
ISBN : 0826342876
EAN : 9780826342874
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 504 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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