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The Resource When Montezuma met Cortés : the true story of the meeting that changed history, Matthew Restall

When Montezuma met Cortés : the true story of the meeting that changed history, Matthew Restall

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When Montezuma met Cortés : the true story of the meeting that changed history
Title
When Montezuma met Cortés
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the true story of the meeting that changed history
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Restall
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eng
Summary
"On November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city of Tenochtitlan. This introduction--the prelude to the Spanish seizure of Mexico City and to European colonization of the mainland of the Americas--has long been the symbol of Cortés's bold and brilliant military genius. Montezuma, on the other hand, is remembered as a coward who gave away a vast empire and touched off a wave of colonial invasions across the hemisphere. But is this really what happened? In a departure from traditional tellings, When Montezuma Met Cortés uses "the Meeting"--as Restall dubs their first encounter--as the entry point into a comprehensive reevaluation of both Cortés and Montezuma. Drawing on rare primary sources and overlooked accounts by conquistadors and Aztecs alike, Restall explores Cortés's and Montezuma's posthumous reputations, their achievements and failures, and the worlds in which they lived--leading, step by step, to a dramatic inversion of the old story. As Restall takes us through this sweeping, revisionist account of a pivotal moment in modern civilization, he calls into question our view of the history of the Americas, and, indeed, of history itself" --
Summary
An extensively researched account of the early 16th-century encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortes that overturns what is popularly understood about the natures of both men and the Spanish conquest of the Americas
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10619752
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AZZPT
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1964-
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Restall, Matthew
Dewey number
972/.020922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Montezuma
  • Cortés, Hernán
  • Mexico
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adult
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the true story of the meeting that changed history
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When Montezuma met Cortés : the true story of the meeting that changed history, Matthew Restall
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-508) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Invention -- Mysterious kindness -- No small amazement -- Social grace and monstrous ritual -- The empire in his hands -- The greatest enterprises -- Principal plunderers -- The epic boxer -- Without mercy or purpose -- Epilogue: Halls of the Montezumas -- Appendix: Language and label, cast and dynasty
Control code
on1012729478
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 526 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062427267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1012729478
Label
When Montezuma met Cortés : the true story of the meeting that changed history, Matthew Restall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-508) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Invention -- Mysterious kindness -- No small amazement -- Social grace and monstrous ritual -- The empire in his hands -- The greatest enterprises -- Principal plunderers -- The epic boxer -- Without mercy or purpose -- Epilogue: Halls of the Montezumas -- Appendix: Language and label, cast and dynasty
Control code
on1012729478
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 526 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062427267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1012729478

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