Victors and Vanquished - Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico

Author(s): Stuart B. Schwartz (ed.)


In 1519 Hernán Cortés and a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrew the mighty Mexican empire of the Aztecs. Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies -- many recently uncovered -- of indigenous Nahua survivors, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations influenced the interpretation of momentous events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism. The volume includes a broad array of visual images and maps, a glossary of Spanish and Nahua terms, biographical notes, a chronology, a selected bibliography, questions for consideration, and an index.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780312393557
  • : Bedford/Saint Martin's
  • : Bedford/Saint Martin's
  • : November 2000
  • : 1 Centimeters X 13.6 Centimeters X 20.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stuart B. Schwartz (ed.)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 271