derrierloisirs.fr
» » Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs

Download Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs ePub

by Buddy Levy

Download Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs ePub
  • ISBN 055380538X
  • ISBN13 978-0553805383
  • Language English
  • Author Buddy Levy
  • Publisher Bantam; 1st edition (June 24, 2008)
  • Pages 448
  • Formats doc mbr mobi docx
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1425 kb
  • Size Fb2 1274 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 403

In an astonishing work of scholarship that reads like an adventure thriller, historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures. “I and my companions suffer from a disease of the heart which can be cured only with gold.”Hernán CortésIt was a moment unique in human history, the face-to-face meeting between two men from civilizations a world apart. Only one would survive the encounter. In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the shores of Mexico with a roughshod crew of adventurers and the intent to expand the Spanish empire. Along the way, this brash and roguish conquistador schemed to convert the native inhabitants to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. That he saw nothing paradoxical in his intentions is one of the most remarkable—and tragic—aspects of this unforgettable story of conquest.In Tenochtitlán, the famed City of Dreams, Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, ruler of fifteen million people, and commander of the most powerful military machine in the Americas. Yet in less than two years, Cortés defeated the entire Aztec nation in one of the most astonishing military campaigns ever waged. Sometimes outnumbered in battle thousands-to-one, Cortés repeatedly beat seemingly impossible odds. Buddy Levy meticulously researches the mix of cunning, courage, brutality, superstition, and finally disease that enabled Cortés and his men to survive.Conquistador is the story of a lost kingdom—a complex and sophisticated civilization where floating gardens, immense wealth, and reverence for art stood side by side with bloodstained temples and gruesome rites of human sacrifice. It’s the story of Montezuma—proud, spiritual, enigmatic, and doomed to misunderstand the stranger he thought a god. Epic in scope, as entertaining as it is enlightening, Conquistador is history at its most riveting.

His other books include Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last . Montezuma, king of the Aztecs, ruled over 15 million people when Cortes arrived with a few hundred Spanish soldiers and Cuban porters.

His other books include Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs, which was a finalist for the 2009 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and nominated for the 2009 Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award and a 2009 PEN Center USA Award, American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett, and Echoes on Rimrock: In Pursuit of th.

Start by marking Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the shores of Mexico, determined not only to expand the Spanish empire but to convert the .

In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived on the shores of Mexico, determined not only to expand the Spanish empire but to convert the natives to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. That he saw nothing paradoxical in carrying out his intentions by virtually annihilating a proud and accomplished native people is one of the most remarkable and tragic aspects of this unforgettable story. In Tenochtitlán Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, commander of the most powerful military machine in the Americas and ruler of a city whose splendor equaled anything in Europe.

In Buddy Levy’s finely wrought and definitive Conquistador, the worlds of Cortes and Montezuma collide .

In Buddy Levy’s finely wrought and definitive Conquistador, the worlds of Cortes and Montezuma collide and come to life. Five hundred years after the conquest, the Cadillo and his prey have been made human. To read Conquistador is to see, hear and feel two cultures in a struggle to the death with nothing less than the fate of the western hemisphere at stake. almost unbelievable story of missionary zeal, greed, cruelty and courage. '†Wall Street Journal.

Электронная книга "Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs", Buddy Levy

Электронная книга "Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs", Buddy Levy. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

The most significant of all the conquistadors, Hernán Cortés was a late bloomer, arriving in the New World in. .CORTÉS’S rival had led the Aztec people for nearly two decades. The ruler of the Aztec empire, Montezuma 2 was born in 1480, just five years before Hernán Cortés.

The most significant of all the conquistadors, Hernán Cortés was a late bloomer, arriving in the New World in 1504. He lived in relative anonymity for over a decade before asserting himself in the political scene of the West Indies colonies, by which time he was in his early thirties. Sometimes also referred to as Montezuma II, he was trained as a priest and rose to become the military, spiritual, and civic leader of the Aztecs in 1503, just as Cortés was on the verge of arriving in the West Indies.

Mobile version (beta). Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs. Download (epub, 863 Kb). FB2 PDF MOBI TXT RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

Home Audio Books History World History Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the . That he saw nothing paradoxical in his intentions is one of the most remarkable and tragic aspects of this unforgettable story.

Home Audio Books History World History Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs. In Tenochtitlбn, Cortйs met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, and commander of the most powerful military in the Americas. Yet in less than two years, Cortйs defeated the entire Aztec nation in one of the most astounding battles ever waged. The story of a lost kingdom, a relentless conqueror, and a doomed warrior, Conquistador is history at its most riveting.

Conquistador : Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs. Epic in scope, entertaining as it is enlightening, Conquistador is the story of Hernn Corts, his confrontation with King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs.

The Aztecs twice (!!) had Cortes captured, and rather than kill him immediately attempted to take him back to their temple so they could ritually kill him. Two lost chances. Other books on this, equally as fascinating are Bernal Diaz del Castillo's Conquest of Mexico and Leon-Portilla's The Broken Spears. Levy did an excellent job. Highly recommended.

Talk about Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs


Bil
Many writers in our time would focus exclusively on the cruelty of the conquest of the Aztecs. But while the author doesn't deny this point, he is sober enough to put the infamous and fascinating Cortes in the context of his time. Both the good and the bad is laid bare in this book. Fact-based, highly entertaining, and well written. What more can you ask.
Helo
I ordered Conquistador while preparing to travel to Mexico City, to better grasp local history. Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztec is the riveting and vivid account of Cortes and his brutal conquest of the Aztec empire in 1519 – 1521. Montezuma, king of the Aztecs, ruled over 15 million people when Cortes arrived with a few hundred Spanish soldiers and Cuban porters. The capitol city of Tenoctitlán, which the conquistadors called the “City of Dreams,” was built on Lake Texcoco, much like Venice, yet bigger and more beautiful than any European city of the era. Through shrewd military campaigns, duplicity, and diplomacy, Cortes conquered the Aztecs and Mexico in the name of the Spanish Crown, utterly destroying Tenoctitlán in the process. The subject matter may not be uplifting, but author Buddy Levy’s telling of it is absolutely spellbinding. Moreover, it is astonishing that such a detailed play-by-play account of the events was recorded and preserved for five hundred years. I listened to the story on unabridged CD, as read by Patrick Lawlor, and found Conquistador so compelling as to listen to it a second time.
Mr.Savik
I wanted to read up on the conquistadors, and therefor ordered 3 books in 1 go from Amazon. This book about the UNBELIEVABLE conquest of Mexico by Hernan Cortes, was a true eye opener. Like everybody else I had heard about the conquistadors and knew only so much. But this book opened like a whole new world to me. Hernan Cortes is one of the most fascinating figures of history, a man who was at the right place in the right time in history to build an empire. Big up to the writer, this book is a page turner. I couldn't put it away and surely I'm going to read it again in the future.
Maveri
I learned this history (basics) as a child but had never read an in-depth account of Cortes activity in Mexico. Anyone interested in history will enjoy this book. It’s hard not to be judgmental of the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs and many parallels with American conquest of native Americans is obvious. The Spanish takeover of the Aztec country and culture was much more of a fight than I’d realized. The Aztecs were very aware that their world was ending. This was not a subtle conquest.
Amis
Great book. Easy to read. Gives the history of Cortes shortly before his arrival to his conquest of the Aztec empire. Now I want to know what happened before and after. The way it's written makes it hard to put down. I haven't read anything else about this history so I can't compare it. But I loved it.
Raniconne
As an avid reader of history and expedition, this is at this point one of the best books I have ever read. It had me loving, hating and in awe of one of history's two greatest players. Just a fantastic book. The author is amazing in his ability to keep the reader spellbound throughout this story.
Impala Frozen
The book seems quite scholarly, without being tedious, and it is hard to put down. It will help the reader understand how a very small force of Spanish soldiers, combined with Indian allies held under the Aztecs power for years, united to destroy what may well have been one of the most powerful and magnificants empires in the world at that time. Kudos to the author!
One of the most amazing books I've ever read. If it was fiction I would have put it down as "not credible." Couldn't put it down. If you like history and are not already an expert on Cortes .. BUY IT NOW!!