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The Conquistadors (Very Short Introductions #301)
This Very Short Introduction examines the Spanish conquistadors who invaded the Americas in the sixteenth century, as well as the Native American Kingdoms they invaded.
Paperback, 125 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published December 27th 2011)
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A useful introduction to the subject. I felt it desparately needed more maps and a bit more description of what actually happened. However, I appreciated the authors' efforts to educate me on the nature of the men (amd women) involved and to explode some myths about why they were successful.