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Author Koch, Peter O., 1953-

Title The Aztecs, the Conquistadors, and the making of Mexican culture / Peter O. Koch.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  972.02 K811a 2006    ---  Available
Description viii, 275 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary "This book discusses the battles between the Spanish explorers and the Aztecs--battles that culminated in the ruin of a civilization. Alternating between Aztec and Spanish history, it discusses events and motivations on each side and includes a thorough account of the struggle between Cortes and Montezuma"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-267) and index.
Contents The flight of the feathered serpent -- The Spanish invasion -- The flight from Aztlan -- The voyage of Francisco de Cordoba -- A stone rising from the water -- The Grijalva expedition -- The road to empire -- In search of fame and fortune -- Divine dedication -- Tales of the bearded men -- The empire that was Montezuma's -- Native alliances -- The long road to Tlaxcala -- The massacre at Cholula -- Into the realm of enchantment -- The reins of power -- The struggle for control of Mexico -- The rage of the sun god -- La noche triste -- A foregone conclusion.
Subject Montezuma II, Emperor of Mexico, approximately 1480-1520.
Cortes, Hernan, 1485-1547.
Aztecs -- First contact with Europeans.
Aztecs -- History.
Mexico -- History -- Spanish colony, 1540-1810.
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration.
ISBN 0786422521 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786422524 (softcover : alk. paper)
Standard No. IG# 0786422521
NLGGC 286148471
YDXCP 2206579

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