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ALEPH ID 000414078
OCLC Number (OCoLC)64594483
Main Entry LinkHassig, Ross,1945-
Title Mexico and the Spanish conquest / Ross Hassig.
Edition 2nd ed.
Imprint Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2006.
Description xvii, 261 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliographic Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and index.
Contents Contents: Nahuatl pronunciation guide -- Short chronology of the conquest of Mexico -- Introduction -- 1. The Spanish background to the conquest of Mexico -- 2. Mesoamerica and the Aztecs -- 3. The discovery of Yucatan -- 4. The conquest of Central Mexico -- 5. The march to Tenochtitlan -- 6. Moteuczoma’s Tenochtitlan -- 7. Flight and recovery -- 8. The return to Tenochtitlan -- 9. Conquest and defeat -- 10. Aftermath -- 11. Consequence and conclusion.
Summary "What role did indigeneous peoples play in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Ross Hassig explores this question in Mexico and the Spanish Conquest by incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of Mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of Mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides. He analyzes the weapons, tactics, and strategies employed by both the Indians and the Spaniards, and concludes that the conquest was less a Spanish victory than it was a victory of Indians over other Indians, which the Spaniards were able to exploit to their own advantage." "In this second edition of his classic work, Hassig incorporates new research in the same concise manner that made the original edition so popular and provides further explanations of the actions and motivations of Cortes, Moteuczoma, and other key figures. He also explores their impact on larger events and examines in greater detail Spanish military tactics and strategies"--Jacket.
Subjects LinkMexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.
Ed. in Other Format LinkOnline version: Hassig, Ross, 1945- Mexico and the Spanish conquest. 2nd ed. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2006 (OCoLC)645045080
ISBN 0806137932 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780806137933 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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