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The Conquistadors

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ISBN 9781032505534
June 14, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
408 Pages

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Book Description

The Conquistadors (1954) examines the discovery of the New World of South America and the spread from the Caribbean islands of adventurers in search of gold. Through sword and fire and torture they found gold, and in the process destroyed the great civilisations of Mexico and Peru.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Terra Incognita  Part 1. Master Christopher the Unlucky, or a World Discovered by Mistake  1. In Search of the Great Khan  2. Bermejo Sights Land  3. The Undiscoverable Cipango  4. His Greatest Discovery: Himself  Part 2. Hernando Cortes, or the Return of the White God  5. America  6. A Young Man of Good Family Tries His Luck  7. The Red Conquistadors  8. Two Worlds Meet  9. The ‘Noche Triste’  10. The Aztec Agony  Part 3. Francisco Pizarro in Peru, or War in the Land of Inca Communism  11. The Empire of the Sun  12. The Death of the Inca  13. War Between the Conquistadors  Part 4. Monks Versus Captains, or the Conquistadors on Trial  14. The Araucanians  15. From the Rio de la Plata to the Meschacebe  16. The Voice of an Honest Man: Bartolomé de Las Casas  17. Dirge for the Conquistadors

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