The Conquest of New Spain Penguin Classics

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Penguin Books #ad - Bernal díaz del castillo, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, himself a soldier under Cortes, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Conquest of New Spain Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers.

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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

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Penguin Classics #ad - An early traveller to the americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

. Penguin Classics. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. He wrote a short account of the destruction of the Indies in 1542, torture and slavery, a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter, which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide.

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies #ad - Bartolomé de las casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. Dedicated to philip ii to alert the castilian crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind, this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish 'Black Legend' that would last for centuries.

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The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

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Beacon Press #ad - For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Beacon Press MA. León-portilla's new Postscript reflects upon the critical importance of these unexpected historical accounts. In this new and updated edition of his classic The Broken Spears, León-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries.

These texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that preserves the viewpoints of the vanquished instead of the victors. Miguel león-portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. Penguin Classics.

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The Peregrine New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - This extraordinary, poetic portrait of two peregrine falcons is one of the most beloved works of nature writing ever published. From fall to spring, J. A. And as he continued his mysterious private quest, his sense of human self slowly dissolved, to be replaced with the alien and implacable consciousness of a hawk.

It is this extraordinary metamorphosis, magical and terrifying, that these beautifully written pages record. Beacon Press MA. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. New york Review of Books. Penguin Classics. He followed the birds obsessively, and at rest, in pursuit of their prey, observing them in the air and on the ground, making a kill, eating, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry.

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The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives.. Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Beacon Press MA. Penguin Classics. Columbus himself is revealed as a fascinating and contradictory figure, fluctuating from awed enthusiasm to paranoia and eccentric geographical speculation.

Prey to petty quarrels with his officers, his pious desire to bring Christian civilization to 'savages' matched by his rapacity for gold, Columbus was nonetheless an explorer and seaman of staggering vision and achievement. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives.. Penguin Classics #ad - The accounts collected here provide a vivid narrative of his voyages throughout the Caribbean and finally to the mainland of Central America, although he still believed he had reached Asia. He promised to give a silk doublet to the first sailor who should report it'No gamble in history has been more momentous than the landfall of Columbus's ship the Santa Maria in the Americas in 1492 - an event that paved the way for the conquest of a 'New World'.

The admiral was quite certain that they were near land. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. New york Review of Books.

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Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Classics. Beacon Press MA. The new world story of the spanish explorer cabeza de Vaca in his own wordsThis riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors 1528-1536. In simple, straightforward prose, cabeza de vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey endured by the men after a shipwreck forced them to make a westward journey on foot from present-day Florida through Louisiana and Texas into California.

. New york Review of Books. The author, alvar núñez cabeza de vaca, was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Cabeza de vaca's gripping account offers a trove of ethnographic information, including descriptions and interpretations of native cultures, making it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. In thirty-eight brief chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the scores of natural and human obstacles they encountered as they made their way across an unknown land.

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Letters from Mexico

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Yale University Press #ad - Boxer, english historical Review“One of the most fascinating Machiavellian documents to come out of the Renaissance. Carlos fuentes, guardian “pagden provides us with two important innovations: the first reliable edition of the most important Spanish text. H. Beacon Press MA. The book is a ’must’ for all those who are seriously interested in this traumatic clash of civilizations and the consequences, both for good and ill, which ensued.

C. Hernán cortés’s cartas de relacíon, written over a seven-year period to Charles V of Spain, provide an extraordinary narrative account of the conquest of Mexico from the founding of the coastal town of Veracruz until Cortés’s journey to Honduras in 1525. Yale University Press. Elliot’s introductory essay explains Cortes’s conflicts with the Crown and with Diego Velazquez, the governor of Cuba.

Letters from Mexico #ad - The definitive edition of the letters in any language. J. Pagden’s english translation has been prepared from a close examination of the earliest surviving manuscript and of the first printed editions, and he also provides a new introduction offering a bold and innovative interpretation of the nature of the conquest and Cortes’s involvement in it.

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Conquest: Cortes, Montezuma, and the Fall of Old Mexico

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Conquest is an essential work of history from one of our most gifted historians. New york Review of Books. Yale University Press. Beacon Press MA. Simon Schuster. Drawing on newly discovered sources and writing with brilliance, drama, and profound historical insight, Hugh Thomas presents an engrossing narrative of one of the most significant events of Western history.

Ringing with the fury of two great empires locked in an epic battle, Conquest captures in extraordinary detail the Mexican and Spanish civilizations and offers unprecedented in-depth portraits of the legendary opponents, Montezuma and Cortés. Penguin Classics.

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A Guide for the Perplexed - Werner Herzog

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Faber & Faber #ad - Penguin Classics. Beacon Press MA. Yale University Press. Here, he reflects on his legendary and inspiring career. Famous for his frequent collaborations with mercurial actor klaus kinski – including the epics Aguirre, and the terrifying Nosferatu – and more recently with documentaries such as Grizzly Man, the Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Into the Abyss, Herzog has built a body of work that is one of the most vital in post-war German cinema.

New york Review of Books. Simon Schuster. One of the best things published about cinema. Sight & soundherzog was once hailed by Francois Truffaut as the most important director alive.

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Conquistador Voices: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Recounted Largely by the Participants

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Spruce Tree Press #ad - The spanish conquest: what really happened?If you’re a person who likes to learn the messy details of events likely sanitized in your schoolbooks, Conquistador Voices may be for you. You're likely to find this book not only informative but easy to read, because Conquistador Voices is built around first-person narratives—the kind of thing that usually holds our attention.

Simon Schuster. Yale University Press. Penguin Classics. Beacon Press MA. Think of it as a film documentary in written form, one that tells an important story in 500-year-old “sound bites” and narrative, and that does so in a way that informs without moralizing. In this two-volume set you'll find neither a defense of the conquistadors nor a politically correct polemic against them.

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The Law Code of Manu Oxford World's Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - Famous for fifteen centuries it still generates controversy, with Manu's verses being cited in support of the oppression of women and members of the lower castes. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, and much more.

Patrick olivelle's lucid translation is the first to be based on his critically edited text, society, law, and it incorporates the most recent scholarship on ancient Indian history, and religion. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

The Law Code of Manu Oxford World's Classics #ad - A seminal hindu text, the law code is important for its classic description of so many social institutions that have come to be identified with Indian society. Penguin Classics. Simon Schuster. It deals with the relationships between social and ethnic groups, the workings of karma, the organization of the state and the judicial system, between men and women, reincarnation, and all aspects of the law.

New york Review of Books. Yale University Press. The law code of manu is the most authoritative and the best-known legal text of ancient India.

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