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By Levy, Buddy; Emperor of Mexico Montezuma II; Cortés, Hernán

ISBN-10: 055380538X

ISBN-13: 9780553805383

In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived at the seashores of Mexico with a roughshod group of adventurers and the rationale to extend the Spanish empire. alongside the way in which, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to transform the local population to Catholicism and hold off a fortune in gold. In Tenochtitlán, town of goals, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of a fancy and sophisticated Read more...

summary: In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived at the seashores of Mexico with a roughshod workforce of adventurers and the rationale to extend the Spanish empire. alongside the best way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to transform the local population to Catholicism and hold off a fortune in gold. In Tenochtitlán, the town of goals, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of a fancy and complex civilization with fifteen million humans, and commander of the main strong army computer within the Americas. but in under years, Cortés defeated the complete Aztec kingdom in a single of the main amazing army campaigns ever waged. occasionally outnumbered thousands-to-one, Cortés time and again beat doubtless very unlikely odds. during this publication the writer researches the combo of crafty, braveness, brutality, superstition, and eventually sickness that enabled Cortés and his males to survive.--From writer description

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Cortés directed the bulk of his boats to a headland a safe distance away and had cannons and falconets unloaded while crossbowmen and harquebusiers stood ready. He hoped not to have to fight, but he would be ready nonetheless, and he entreated his men to remain at attention at all times. With Aguilar at his side, Cortés moved upriver and neared Pontonchan, a thriving commercial center, and met the first of the Tabascan warriors in their dugouts. Through Aguilar, he called out that he came in peace and wished only to trade goods for food and obtain water.

Before long, charmed, Cortés had her baptized and made her his primary confidante and then his mistress. *7 11 ABOUT ten days later Tendile returned from the interior leading a retinue of over one hundred bearers, strung in a long line behind him.

Her dark eyes sparkled with intelligence. 18 It was Palm Sunday 1519. Cortés had his carpenters erect in the center of the Tabascan town a large cross and a sturdy pedestal to support the figures of Mary and Jesus. He thanked the Tabascan chiefs, loaded the gifts of food, gold, and the slave girls, and readied to set sail for the north. ” CHAPTER THREE Montezuma’s Message UNDER FAIR WINDS, NAVIGATOR ALAMINOS set a course to the northwest along the coast, laying tight to shore, heading toward what is now the port city of Veracruz.

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