The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. By Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of its Conquerors: From the Exact Copy made of the Original Manuscript. Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro García. Volume I, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. By Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of its Conquerors

From the Exact Copy made of the Original Manuscript. Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro García. Volume I, 1st Edition

Edited by Alfred Percival Maudslay

Hakluyt Society

528 pages

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Books I-IV (1517-19), translated into English and edited, with introduction and notes, by Alfred Percival Maudslay, M.A., Hon. Professor of Archaeology, National Museum, Mexico, concerning the discovery of Mexico and the expeditions of Francisco Hernández de Cordova and Hernan Cortés, the march inland, and the war in Tlaxcala. The edition includes a bibliography of Mexico, pp. 311-68. Continued in Second Series 24, 25, 30, and 40. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1908.

Table of Contents

Contents: Extracts from Iintroduction by Señor Don Genaro García; Bernal Díaz del Castillo: his life; Introduction by the translator; Note on spelling, etc; Itinerary February 8,1517 to April 21,1519; Preface by the author; The discovery; the expedition under Francisco Hernández de Cordóva; The expedition under Juan de Grijalva; The expedition under Hernando Cortès; The march inland; The war in Tlaxcala.

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Hakluyt Society, Second Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS037040
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century