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Victors and Vanquished Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico

ISBN-10: 0312393555

ISBN-13: 9780312393557

Edition: 2000

Authors: Stuart B. Schwartz

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Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and from testimonies--many recently uncovered--of indigenous Nahua survivors gathered by Bernardino de Sahagun, "Victors and Vanquished" clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations can influence interpretation of events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 11/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 271
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814

Stuart B. Schwartz is the George Burton Adams Professor of History and chair of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale University. His many books include "All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World".

Foreword
Preface
Note on Sources and Conventions Used
List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction: Civilizations in Conflict
A Long Tradition: The Indigenous Peoples of Mesoamerica
Tenochtitlan: The Foundation of Heaven
Mexica Civilization and Society
Renaissance Conquerors
The Spanish Sources
The Indigenous Historical Traditions
The Documents
Forebodings and Omens
Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, from the Florentine Codex
Fray Martin de Jesus de la Coruna, Popular Auguries and Prophetic Dreams
Diego Duran, from The History of the Indies of New Spain
Preparations
Bernal Diaz, from The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
Hernan Cortes, Letters to Charles V
Encounters
Hernan Cortes, Letter to Charles V
Bernal Diaz, from The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, from the Florentine Codex
The March Inland: Tlaxcala and Cholula
Bernal Diaz, from The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
Andres de Tapia, Another Spanish View of the Cholula Massacre
Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, from the Florentine Codex
From the Lienzo de Tlaxcala
Tenochtitlan
Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, from the Florentine Codex
Bernal Diaz, from The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
Things Fall Apart: Toxcatl and the Noche triste
Francisco Lopez de Gomara, from Istoria de la conquista de Mexico
From the Florentine Codex and the Codex Aubin
Bernal Diaz, from The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, from the Florentine Codex
The Siege and Fall of Tenochtitlan
From Chronicles of Michoacan
Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, from the Florentine Codex
Francisco de Aguilar, Eighth Jornada
Bernal Diaz, from The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
From Cantares mexicanos
Aftermath: Tradition and Transformation
Bernal Diaz, from The True History of the Conquest of New Spain
From the Codex Mendoza
The Shape of the Land: The Codex Mendoza and the Relaciones geograficas
Don Domingo de San Anton Munon Chimalpahin, The Death of Cuauhtemoc
Title of Acalan-Tixel
Town Council of Huejotzingo, Letter to King Phillip II
The Annals of Cuauhtinchan
Appendices
Chronology of the Conquest of Tenochtitlan (1485-1584)
Questions for Consideration
Biographical Notes
Glossary of Spanish Terms
Glossary of Nahuatl Terms
Selected Bibliography
Index