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    [Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España] EBOOK READ When we saw all those cities and villages built in the water and other great towns on dry land and that straight and level causeway leading to Mexico we were astounded These great towns and cues and buildings rising from the water all made of stone seemed like an enchanted vision from the tale of Amadis Indeed some of our soldiers a

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    [Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España] EBOOK READ Bernal Díaz del Castillo Ø 3 free download An absolutely astonishing first hand account of the conuest of Mexico written some decades after the conuest took place It’s fair to say that Díaz del Castillo portrays the conuistadores in a favourable light than they generally receive Some of the worst excesses during the conuest are either played down or not mentioned at all He clearly resents some of the criticisms levelled by Bartolomé de las Casas Díaz does though portray the

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    review Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España Bernal Díaz del Castillo Ø 3 free download [Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España] EBOOK READ The author started writing this when he was over 70 made his fair copy of it at age 76 and wrote a preliminary note for it at age 84 Five years later he was deadArguedas's Deep Rivers and Galeano's Genesis Memory of Fire 1 which I recently read both have an unmistakable bias against the Spanish conuistadores of the Americas during

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    review Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España Bernal Díaz del Castillo Ø 3 free download [Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España] EBOOK READ Whatever you heard about Cortés in grade school is probably true enough but wow the details are amazingSure Cortés might

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    [Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España] EBOOK READ This is a 2 volume English translation of Castillo’s memoirs centered on his years with Cortes’ expedition invasion of Mexico and

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    review Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España Bernal Díaz del Castillo Ø 3 free download review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Bernal Díaz del Castillo Wow This book stands out as one of the most fascinating books that I can think of The only thing I can fault it fo

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    [Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España] EBOOK READ On the spot reportage from 16th century conuistadorSeveral decades ago as a college sopho I was assigned to read Bernal Díaz' work as part of a Latin American history course The title did not give me much hope I imagined having to force myself to sit at a desk night after night in order to finish the book To my great s

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    [Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España] EBOOK READ The Conuest of New Spain MexicoBy Bernal Diaz del Castillo 1495 – 1584“The true story” told by the eye witness as being History as he has seen it and witnessed itHernando Cortez is the name of the leader o

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    [Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España] EBOOK READ review Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España De l'audace et encore de l'audace et toujours de l'audaceFirst this makes every high fantasy adventure novel out there seem like rather thin gruel It is easy to imagine it larded with appropriate conversations and lurid description to make it three or four time the size and then selling a gazillion copies as a story of a group of ruthless fantasy adventurers overthrowing an evil empireSecond it is lucky Osama

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    [Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España] EBOOK READ Anthony read this book in college and recommended it to me I read it during our flights to and from Iceland and loved it It gives a first hand account of Cortes and his conuest over the Aztec empire and the defeat of Montezuma Translated from the diary of Bernal Diaz a solider who accompanied Cortes it creates vivid pictures and insight of the trials and successes of the Spanish

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  • Paperback
  • 416
  • Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España
  • Bernal Díaz del Castillo
  • English
  • 27 August 2020
  • 9780140441239

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review Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España Bernal Díaz del Castillo Ø 3 free download review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Bernal Díaz del Castillo The Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 their amazement at the city the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital The Conuest of New Spain has a compelling immediacy that brings the past to life and of. Whatever you heard about Cort s in grade school is probably true enough but wow the details are amazingSure Cort s might have been a deceitful gold hungry womanizing slave taking blood soaked psychopath and alleged poisoner but that s part of what makes him a great character because he was also a brilliant and charismatic velvet glove over iron fist diplomat an incredibly savvy and calculating strategist and a fervent Christian lecturing people constantly on the Trinity and reverence for the Virgin Mary who may have believed the locals were the bad guys who needed to uit their human sacrifices idolatry cannibalism robbery and sodomy ASAP or at least right after they pointed him toward the gold and helped him get it And he was certainly among the bravest most audacious leaders in historyFurther Diaz s history of the conuest of Mexico is as readable as a contemporary novel and it s just loaded with intriguing tidbits Well there are big things like how Cort s scuttles his own ships to ensure there s no going back or how the governor of Cuba sends a force to reel him in and Cort s takes a break from fighting the locals to fight a force of Spaniards and wins or how Cort s takes Montezuma prisoner but eventually gets kicked out of the city but eventually comes back for a long grueling inch by inch conuest wherein people are throwing the heads of Spaniards back at them or sacrificing them on altars within sight as the battle goes onBut there s also the little stuff like the guy who has a volcano put on his coat of arms or the sorcerorastrologer in Cort s s force who has a spirit totem and some weird possibly sex related items on him or the soldier who farts at Montezuma while guarding him or all the amazing details about Tenochtitlan public restrooms a section of the city set aside for circus performers Montezuma s zoo etc or the guy who told Cort s he d been in the Italian campaigns and knew how to build a catapult but in fact built one that fizzled and so onThere s plenty to doubt about Diaz s recall and point of view but as first person historical narratives go this one s hard to beat

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review Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España Bernal Díaz del Castillo Ø 3 free download review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Bernal Díaz del Castillo Vivid and absorbing this is a first person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history the overthrow of Montezuma’s Aztec empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers Bernal Díaz del Castillo himself a soldier under Cortes presents a fascinatingly detailed description of. The author started writing this when he was over 70 made his fair copy of it at age 76 and wrote a preliminary note for it at age 84 Five years later he was deadArguedas s Deep Rivers and Galeano s Genesis Memory of Fire 1 which I recently read both have an unmistakable bias against the Spanish conuistadores of the Americas during the 16th and 17th centuries Here for a change I listen to one of these conuistadores for the author Bernal Diaz del Castillo was a Spanish soldier who served under Hernando Cortes conueror of the Aztec empire based then in Mexico The events narrated here happened between 1519 to 1521 when the author was in his mid 20sFor a 70 year old guy you will be amazed not by how much Diaz had forgotten noted in the translator s footnotes but how much he remembered of events which took place half a century before He was a wonderful storyteller Some things I learned about life in that part of the world almost 500 years ago1 the IndiansAztecs practiced sodomy human sacrifice and cannibalism They open up the body while the poor victim is very much alive scoop out hisher heart and offer hisher still beating heart to their godsidols in their temple The limbs they eat the rest they throw away 2 their own kind whom they intend to sacrifice and turn into their favorite dishes they first fatten up inside cages like they re domesticated pigs or cattle being prepared for slaughter 3 a patriarchal society it seemed that women among the Indians had no role except do menial jobs bear children and be given by their fathers as gifts to other men There was only one Indian woman here who sort of stood out from Diaz s entire narrative She was given as a gift to Cortes who in turn gave her to his favorite officer and who later acted as their interpreter in dealing with the Indians Fond of juicy gossips Diaz didn t fail to mention that Cortes had a child by her later 4 for the Spaniards the way to get rich then was to go out there discover new lands conuer their people and get their gold in the name of the Spanish monarch Whatever they get the latter is automatically entitled to one fifth thereof the so called Royal Fifth and 5 these Spanish adventurers would first try to befriend the native Indians try to convert them to Catholicism and to make them vassals of Spain If friendly persuasion doesn t work they subdue them by force of arms and take everything they wantIn the book s blurb there is the claim that the defeat of the Aztecs by Hernan Cortes and his small bad of adventurers is one of the most startling military feats in history This could mislead As if Cortes 500 or so Spanish soldiers were by themselves able to defeat the Aztecs numbering tens of thousands Actually several Indian tribes fought along Cortes and although Diaz was silent about this did most of the dying I agree however that Cortes was a brilliant military leader BRAVE he fought with his soldiers got wounded and almost died several times CUNNING he made Indians fight fellow Indians outmaneuvered not only his Indian enemies but his Spanish enemies as well and LUCKY maybe because he was so damn brilliant that he became a living demonstration of the chess players well known adage A good player is always luckyBernal Diaz praised Cortes to high heavens but he likewise didn t mince words in implying that this great leader was also a thief or maybe Diaz was also praising Cortes as a good BUSINESSMAN An amusing anecdote he related towards the end of this book where after the conuest of Mexico the common soldiers like Diaz were grumbling about the very little share they will get of the bootyWhile Cortes was at Coyoacan he lodged in a palace with whitewashed walls on which it was easy to write with charcoal and ink and every morning malicious remarks appeared some in verse and some in prose in the manner of lampoons One said the sun moon and stars and earth and sea followed their courses and if they ever deviated from the plane for which they were created soon reverted to their original place So it would be with Cortes ambition for command He would soon return to his original humble condition Another said that he had dealt us a worse defeat than he had given to Mexico and that we ought to call ourselves not the victors of New Spain but the victims of Hernando Cortes Another said he had not been content with a general s share but had taken a king s not counting other profits and yet another My soul is very sad and will be till that day when Cortes gives us back the gold he s hidden away It was also remarked that Cortes fellow adventurer Diego Velazuez had spent his whole fortune and discovered all the northern coast as far as Panuco and then Cortes had come to enjoy the benefit and rebelliously taken both the land and the treasure And other words were written up too unfit to record in this storyWhen Cortes came out of his uarters of a morning he would read these lampoons Their style was elegant the verses well rhymed and each couplet not only had point but ended with a sharp reproof that was not so naive as I may have suggested As Cortes himself was something of a poet he prided himself on composing answers which tended to praise his own great deeds and belittle those of Diego Velazuez Grijalva and Francisco Hernandez de Cordova In fact he too wrote some good verses which were much to the point But the couplets and sentences they scrawled up became every day scurrilous until in the end Cortes wrote A blank wall is a fool s writing paper And next morning someone added A wise man s too who knows the truth as His Majesty will do very soon Knowing who was responsible for this a certain Tirado a friend of Diego Velazuez and some others who wished to make their defiance clear Cortes flew into a rage and publicly proclaimed that they must write up no libels or he would punish the shameless villaninsMany of us were in debt to one another Some owed fifty or sixty pesos for crossbows and others fifty for a sword Everything we had bought was eually dearFor God Country and King No Then and as always it has always been about the gold stupid The metal planet relationship A study of celestial influence responsible for this a certain Tirado a friend of Diego Velazuez and some others who wished to make their defiance clear Cortes flew into a Lord Tedric Alien Realms A star book rage and publicly proclaimed that they must write up no libels or he would punish the shameless villaninsMany of us were in debt to one another Some owed fifty or sixty pesos for crossbows and others fifty for a sword Everything we had bought was eually dearFor God Country and King No Then and as always it has always been about the gold stupid

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review Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España Bernal Díaz del Castillo Ø 3 free download review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Bernal Díaz del Castillo Fers a uniue eyewitness view of the conuest of one of the greatest civilizations in the New WorldJ M Cohen’s clear fluent translation is supplemented by an introduction that illuminates the life and memories of Bernal Díaz and explores changing views of the conuest and there are also maps of the conuered territo. The Conuest of New Spain MexicoBy Bernal Diaz del Castillo 1495 1584 The true story told by the eye witness as being History as he has seen it and witnessed itHernando Cortez is the name of the leader of the expedition commonly associated with New Spain and Mexico the ancient capital of the Aztec EmpireCortez and his six hundred soldiers sixteen horses and some light artillery set out from Cuba in 1519 with orders to explore the continent and to bring back gold and richesHowever Cortez decided to change the orders and make his own fortune by colonising whatever city and country he could conuer To prevent some of his soldiers to return back to Cuba he had his three ships destroyed after landingFrom 1519 to 1521 the author a simple soldier under Cortez counts 119 terrible battles in which he himself was engaged and was wounded a countless number of times The Indians while largely outnumbering the invaders opposed fierce defences and fought extremely bravely but the Spaniard had Armor protections gunpowder and horses unknown and frightening to the IndiansA great clash of civilisations The greed for gold and the fanatic willpower to impose the Christian Faith upon the Indians while destroying their ancient Idols and prevent the human sacrifices to them made up a cruel context that we can hardly imagine todayBernal Diaz was over eighty years old when he composed this memoir not from a diary but from an exceptional memory only five of his companions are still aliveHis style is narrative and simple but overwhelming in details of action and names not only of his Spanish friends and soldiers but also from countless Indian chiefs and villagesHis tale has rightly been compared with the Anabase by Xenophon which he surpasses in volume