[Read] ➲ The Conquest of New Spain By Bernal Díaz del Castillo – Anguillais.us

The Conquest of New Spain First Hand History Of The Conquest Of Mexico

[Read] ➲ The Conquest of New Spain  By Bernal Díaz del Castillo – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 412 pages
  • The Conquest of New Spain
  • Bernal Díaz del Castillo
  • English
  • 05 July 2018
  • 0140441239

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➲ The Conquest of New Spain By Bernal Díaz del Castillo – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    When we saw all those cities and villages built in the water, and other great towns on dry land, and that straight and level causeway leading to Mexico, we were astounded These great towns and cues and buildings rising from the water all made of stone, seemed like an enchanted vision from the tale of Amadis Indeed, some of our soldiers asked whether it was not all a dream It is not surprising...


  2. says:

    The author started writing this when he was over 70, made his fair copy of it at age 76, and wrote a preliminary note for it at age 84 Five years later, he was dead.Arguedas s Deep Rivers and Galeano s Genesis Memory of Fire 1 , which I recently read, both have an unmistakable bias against the Spanish conquistadores of the Americas during the 16th and 17th centuries Here, for a change, I listen to one of these conquistadores, for the author Bernal Diaz del Castillo was a Spanish soldier w The author started writing this when he was over 70, made his fair copy of it at age 76, and wrote a preliminary note for it at age 84 Five years later, he was dead.Arguedas s Deep Rivers and Galeano s Genesis Memory of Fire 1 , which I recently read, both have an unmistakable bias against the Spanish conquistadores of the Americas during the 16th and 17th centuries Here, for a change, I listen to one of these conquistadores, for the author Bernal Diaz del Castillo was a Spanish soldier who served under Hernando Cortes, conqueror of the Aztec empire based then in Mexi...


  3. says:

    Whatever you heard about Cort s in grade school is probably true enough, but wow, the details are amazing.Sure, Cort s might have been a deceitful, gold hungry, womanizing, slave taking, blood soaked psychopath and alleged poisoner , but that s part of what makes him a great character, because he was also a brilliant and charismatic velvet glove over iron fist diplomat, an incredibly savvy and calculating strategist, and a fervent Christian lecturing people constantly on the Trinity and revere Whatever you heard about Cort s in grade school is probably true enough, but wow, the details are amazing.Sure, Cort s might have been a deceitful, gold hungry, womanizing, slave taking, blood soaked psychopath and alleged poisoner , but that s part of what makes him a great character, because he was also a brilliant and charismatic ...


  4. says:

    This is a 2 volume English translation of Castillo s memoirs centered on his years with Cortes expedition invasion of Mexico and Mexico City in the 1519 21 period Castillo was one of the 550 original conquistadors w Cortes In his later years he was an official in Guatemala Castillo wrote his memoirs beginning in 1568 and he indicates towards the end of the book that he is one of 5 surviving original conquistadors.The book approaches 1000 pages It has 213 chapters I read it on and off over This is a 2 volume English translation of Castillo s memoirs centered on his years with Cortes expedition invasion of Mexico and Mexico City in the 1519 21 period Castillo was one of the 550 original conquistadors w Cortes In his later years he was an official in Guatemala Castil...


  5. says:

    Escrito por Bernal D az del Castillo, uno de los soldados que particip en la conquista de M xico, Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva Espa a es una excelente fuente hist rica de lo que ocurri entre 1519 y 1521 cuando Hern n Cort s, desobediendo ordenes superiores, decidi comenzar la conquista de la Am rica continental.El libro no es f cil de leer, es muy extenso, est escrito en espa ol antiguo y en un estilo pobre que tiende a ser repetitivo Sin embargo es uno de los pocos libr Escrito por Bernal D az del Castillo, uno de los soldados que particip en la conquista de M xico, Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva Espa a es una excelente fuente hist rica ...


  6. says:

    On the spot reportage from 16th century conquistadorSeveral decades ago, as a college sopho, I was assigned to read Bernal D az work as part of a Latin American history course The title did not give me much hope I imagined having to force myself to sit at a desk night after night in order to finish the book To my great surprise, once I began to read this incredible eye witness account, I could not put it down Still, some 50 odd years later, Bernal D az story, as one of the soldiers who On the spot reportage from 16th century conquistadorSeveral decades ago, as a college sopho, I was assigned to read Bernal D az work as part of a Latin American history course The title did not give me much hope I imagined having to force myself to sit at a desk night after night in order to finish the book To my great surprise, once I began to read this incredible eye witness account, I could not put it down Still, some 50 odd years later, Bernal D az story, as one of the soldiers who accompanied Cort s, remains forever as one of the best books I have ever read on any subject.Vivid, eye witness description of the whole story of the Conquest of Mexico in 1519 will rivet you to the pages, if you have even the slightest sense of history or desire to imagine strange events in faroff places Here is the tale of how the Spanish soldiers, led by Cort s, despite tremendous odds, toppled an an...


  7. says:

    Wow This book stands out as one of the most fascinating books that I can think of The only thing I can fault it for are the doubts about its veracity It certainly reads like an authentic account, and if it is, what an account History was never so fascinating I certainly enjoyed this book farthan A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and it comes across as faraccurate and nuanced The characters really come to life in this account Cort s is captured as a magnificent, Wow This book stands out as one of the most fascinating books that I can think of The only thing I can fault it for are the doubts about its veracity It certainly reads like an authentic account, and if it i...


  8. says:

    The feats included in this book are the substance of legend Apologists in the contemporary era revel in perpetuating the Black Legend with regard to the Spanish conquistadors which is largely resultant of centuries of British propaganda in an age of competing empires but little attention is given to heinous accounts of cannibalism and human sacrifice in pre conquest Mexico Granted, this was all going on during the height of the Inquisition, an...


  9. says:

    Got this one from Instituto Cervantes in Manila A good primary reference for the discovery, exploration, and conquest of the Americas by the Spanish conquistadores, written by one of the members of Hernan Cortes expedition.A great insight of this book is that while some of the Spanish conquistadores were no saints, the Aztecs were certainly no angels either They often went to war with the purpose of capturing prisoners to be made into hundreds, even thousands, of human sacrifices for their su Got this one from Instituto Cervantes in Manila A good primary reference for the discovery, exploration, and conquest of the Americas by the Spanish conquistadores, written by one of the members of Hernan Cortes expedition.A great insight of this book is that while some of the Spanish conquistadores were no saints, the Aztecs were certainly no angels either They often went to war with the purpose of capturing prisoners to be made into hundr...


  10. says:

    Anthony read this book in college and recommended it to me I read it during our flights to and from Iceland and loved it It gives a first hand account of Cortes and his conquest over the Aztec empire and the defeat of Montezum...

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