In this astonishing work of scholarship that reads like an edge-of-your-seat adventure thriller, acclaimed historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec. Lively account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Levy (Writing and Literature/ Washington State Univ.; American Legend: The Real-Life. Conquistador by Buddy Levy, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Jul 04, Ed Mestre rated it liked it. Apparently there is good documentation especially cconquistador the Spanish side but a little from the native American side too. That he saw nothing paradoxical in his intentions is one of the most remarkable—and tragic—aspects of this unforgettable story of conquest.
I need to check out these books. Along the way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to convert the native inhabitants to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. The way it’s written makes it hard to put down.
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Just for the record, neither party were angels when you take into account all the greed, murder, and cannibalism. May 10, Lyn Fuchs rated it really liked it. You do the math. English Choose a language for shopping.
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My final determination is that the conquest was a clash of evil empires. The weirdest part bkddy his narration, however, was that when the text quoted Cortes, Lawlor uses this bizarre “Spanish” accent when speaking his words.
Many writers in our time would focus exclusively on the cruelty of the conquest of the Aztecs. I found what I knew about Cortez prior to reading this book was almost nothing and massively over-simplified. Who would attempt this? On the other hand, his descriptions of Aztec If you have any interest at all in Aztec culture and the Cortez saga, this is the book to read.
I ordered Conquistador while preparing to travel to Mexico City, to better grasp local history. The focus is more on the founding of a modern idea than the budfy of imperialism though he does present the evils of imperialism.
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Nov 25, Justin Tyme rated it it was amazing. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. That he saw nothing paradoxical in his intentions is one of the most remarkable—and tragic—aspects of this unforgettable story of conquest.
Epic in scope, as entertaining as it is enlightening, Conquistador is history at its most riveting. To tell this story Buddy Levy uses the writings of various sources written by Spaniards as well as Indians. A very well written book about one of the most important chapters of colonial history and world history. If you like history and are not already an expert on Cortes. I listened to the story on unabridged CD, as read by Patrick Lawlor, and found Conquistador so compelling as to listen to it a second time.
The conquest was not so simple. It had me loving, hating and in awe of one of history’s two greatest players. What Cortez orchestrated conqustador a new-world civil-war, pitting Aztecs against oppressed neighbors, who hated them enough to fight bravely with Cortes as the lesser of two evils.
Que de eso se trata esto de escribir historia, a final de cuentas.
In this astonishing work of scholarship cconquistador reads like an edge-of-your-seat adventure thriller, acclaimed historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures perhaps unequaled to this day.
To read Conquistador is to see, hear and feel two cultures in a struggle to the death with nothing less than the fate of the western hemisphere at stake. Oct 28, Conqyistador added it Shelves: He consulted both Spanish and Native sources. There are plenty of gruesome details of the battles in this literature.