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The Conquest of America by Tzvetan Todorov
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Mar 26, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: academic

"The Conquest of America" reveals the basically, the conquest of America, starting with Columbus, and then moving onto the wrath of Cortez and the Spaniards. This is a side of history that is seldom taught in textbooks, yet has become a classic in the field of Sociology and History. A bit slow and painful at times, but if you can barrage through it, you will definitely learn a lot. I give it four stars not because I liked it so much, but because I recognize that it is well written and I cannot fault the book in accuracy (otherwise some crazy scholars would be sending me hate mail)

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message 1: by +Aziz (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:56AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

+Aziz You must be aware
that Todorov also wrote a book titled,
"The Semiotic Conquest of America"

I read it for that cultural studies class.

He talks about Cortes, Quetzalcoatl's return, native american genocide, translation, ignorance, and histriography.


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