9780806137933

Mexico And the Spanish Conquest

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806137933

  • ISBN10:

    0806137932

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/13/2006
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr

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Summary

What role did indigenous peoples play in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Ross Hassig explores this question in Mexico and the Spanish Conquestby incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of Mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of Mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides. He analyzes the weapons, tactics, and strategies employed by both the Indians and the Spaniards, and concludes that the conquest was less a Spanish victory than it was a victory of Indians over other Indians, which the Spaniards were able to exploit to their own advantage. In this second edition of his classic work, Hassig incorporates new research in the same concise manner that made the original edition so popular and provides further explanations of the actions and motivations of Cortes, Moteuczoma, and other key figures. He also explores their impact on larger events and examines in greater detail Spanish military tactics and strategies.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Nahuatl Pronunciation Guide xiii
Short Chronology of the Conquest of Mexico xv
Introduction 3(4)
The Spanish Background to the Conquest of Mexico
7(10)
Mesoamerica and the Aztecs
17(28)
The Discovery of Yucatan
45(20)
The Conquest of Central Mexico
65(29)
The March to Tenochtitlan
94(9)
Moteuczoma's Tenochtitlan
103(18)
Flight and Recovery
121(10)
The Return to Tenochtitlan
131(16)
Conquest and Defeat
147(29)
Aftermath
176(8)
Consequence and Conclusion
184(11)
Brief Sketches of the Participants 195(6)
Notes 201(26)
Glossary 227(2)
Recommended Reading 229(2)
References 231(14)
Index 245

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