History of the Conquest of Mexico Ed. by W. H. Munro and Comprising the Notes of the Edition by J. F. Kirk Volume 1

History of the Conquest of Mexico Ed. by W. H. Munro and Comprising the Notes of the Edition by J. F. Kirk Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...this was the case in Tezcuco.34 They were much consulted by the monarch, who had some of them constantly near his person, addressing them by the title of " uncle," which may remind one of that of primo, or " cousin," by which a grandee of Spain is saluted by his sovereign. They were allowed to have their own courts, in which civil and criminal cases, not excepting capital, were determined; so that they formed an independent community, as it were, of themselves. And, as their various traffic supplied them with abundant stores of wealth, they enjoyed many of the most essential advantages of an hereditary aristocracy.35 '-Sahagun, Hist, de Nueva-Espafia, lib. 9, cap. 2, 4.--In the Men-doza Codex is a painting representing the execution of a cacique and his family, with the destruction of his city, for maltreating the persons of some Aztec merchants. Antiq. of Mexico, vol. i. Pl. 67. 14 Torquemada, Monarch. Ind., lib. 2, cap. 41.--Ixtlilxochitl gives a curious story of one of the royal family of Tezcuco, who offered, with two '.Hi. r merchants, otrot mercaderes, to visit the court of a hostile cacique and bring him dead or alive to the capital. They availed themselves of a drunken revel, at which they were to have been sacrificed, to effect their object. Hist. Chich., MS., cap. 62. " Sahagun, Hist, de Nueva-Espafia, lib. 9, cap. 2, 6.--The ninth book is taken up with an account of the merchants, their pilgrimages, the religious rites on their departure, and the sumptuous way of living on their return. The whole presents a very remarkable picture, showing they enjoyed a consideration, among the half-civilized nations of Anahuac, to which there is no parallel, unless it be that possessed by the merchant-princes of an Italian republic, or the princely...
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662849
  • 9781236662842