History of the Conquest of Mexico, W. H. Prescott
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History of the Conquest of Mexico

Author: W. H. Prescott

Narrator: Kerry Shale

Abridged: 4 hr 49 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Naxos

Published: 11/01/2002

Genre: History - Americas (north, Central, South, West Indies)

Synopsis

In 1519, Hernando Cortes arrived in Mexico to investigate stories of a wealthy empire. What he encountered was beyond his wildest dreams – an advanced civilisation with complex artistic, political and religious systems (involving extensive human sacrifice) and replete with gold. This was the Aztec empire, headed by the aloof emperor, Montezuma. With just a handful of men, Cortes achieved the impossible, crushing the Aztecs and their allies, and effectively annexing the whole territory for Spain. One of the most extraordinary stories of conquest in mankind’s history, it is told here in the classic account by the American historian W. H. Prescott.

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