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    DescriptionTracing events from the discovery of the New World through the fall of the Aztec empire in 1521, this book discusses the battles between the Spanish explorers and the Aztecs - battles that culminated in the ruin of a civilization. The first half of the work alternates between Aztec and Spanish history, discussing events and motivations on each side as the two cultures expanded toward one another on their way to inevitable conflict. Placing special emphasis on Aztec mythology and religious beliefs, the author explains how the Spanish exploited the Aztecs' own cultural practices to insure the success of their invasion. The gold-and-glory engines driving the Spanish Crown and the actions of contemporary Spanish explorers such as Juan Ponce de Leon and Francisco Cordoba are examined. The concluding chapters give a thorough account of the struggle between Hernan Cortes and the Aztec ruler Montezuma, including the role of other indigenous tribes in the eventual downfall of the empire. The final chapter details the siege of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, and summarizes the ultimate destruction of the Aztec civilization.


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    Title
    The Aztecs, the Conquistadors, and the Making of Mexican Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter O. Koch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 219 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786422524
    ISBN 10: 0786422521
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 84
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR, CHRN/16CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS045000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEXICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000, HIS025000
    B&T Approval Code: A14204000
    DC22: 972
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037090
    DC22: 972/.02
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLCM
    DC22: 972.018
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: F1219.73 .K63 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    15 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC