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The Conquests of Mexico and Peru, Vol 1

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"It is a magnificent epic," Prescott declared of his own work, the splendid History of the Conquest of Mexico, after its publication in 1843, and indeed, it is still hailed today as his masterpiece. Reverberating with hints of Greek tragedy and classical drama, this is a sweeping and enthralling account of Spanish conquistador Hernando Cort s's crushing of Montezuma and hi ...more
Paperback, 760 pages
Published October 6th 2005 by Cosimo Classics
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Mike Pattrick
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
William Hickling Prescott, was an American historian who lived from 1796 until 1859. Strangely, his style of writing about the history of the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish conquistador Cortez does not seem dated but reads very well.
Before the book gets on to its main subject, the conquest, there is a lot of material about the civilisations that were found in Mexico at the time the Spanish landed in the early 1500s. In addition, to the well known Aztecs, there were several others such as Tez
Brian Bigelow
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rather thorough look into the conquest of Mexico. Thankfully the author included a little about the help he received from some of the local nations. Usually they haven't been mentioned much.
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William Hickling Prescott
U.S. historian. Born to a prosperous family, Prescott graduated from Harvard University in 1814 but was prevented by poor health and eyesight from a career in law or business. His friends, including Washington Irving, led him to his life's work: recounting the history of 16th-century Spain and its colonies. He is best known for his History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843)
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