Historia Verdadera de la Conquista de la Nueva Espaï¿½a
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Description: This rugged new translation -- the first entirely new English translation in half a century and the only one based on the most recent critical edition of the Guatemalan MS -- allows Díaz to recount, in his own battle-weary and often cynical voice, the achievements, stratagems, and frequent cruelty of Hernándo Cortés and his men as they set out to overthrow Moctezuma's Aztec kingdom and establish a Spanish empire in the New World. The concise contextual introduction to this volume traces the origins, history, and methods of the Spanish enterprise in the Americas; it also discusses the nature of the conflict between the Spanish and the Aztecs in Mexico, and compares Díaz's version of events to those of other contemporary chroniclers. Editorial glosses summarise omitted portions, and substantial footnotes explain those terms, names, and cultural references in Díaz's text that may be unfamiliar to modern readers. A chronology of the Conquest is included, as are a guide to major figures, a select bibliography, and three maps.
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2012
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Note on the Translation|
|Figures Prominent in Bernal Dï¿½az del Castillo's True History|
|Timeline for the Conquest of Mexico|
|Sources and Further Reading|
|The True History of the Conquest of New Spain|
|I Am Bernal Dï¿½az del Castillo|
|A Gentleman Named Hernando Cortï¿½s|
|On the Tenth Day of February, 1519, We Set Sail|
|I Am the Spaniard|
|Dona Marina, They Spread It around That She Had Died|
|We Ordered the Creation, Founding, and Settling of a Town|
|The Caciques and Papas Saw How Just We Were|
|We Left for Tlaxcala|
|We Entered This City on the 23rd of September, 1519|
|Our Road Was through Cholula|
|The Great Montezuma Stepped Out of the Litter|
|To Secure Our Lives, We Should Seize Montezuma|
|All Men Generally Desire Gold|
|Pï¿½nfilo de Narvï¿½ez Was Coming by Sea|
|Alvarado Was Besieged and Mexico Was in Revolt|
|In Mexico They Elevated Another Lord|
|Guatemuz Should Come in Peace|
|Without the Brigantines We Could Not Invade|
|For Ninety-Three Days We Were Constantly Battling|