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by William H. Prescott,James Lockhart

eBook History of the Conquest of Mexico (Modern Library Classics) ePub
Author: William H. Prescott,James Lockhart
Language: English
ISBN: 0375758038
ISBN13: 978-0375758034
Publisher: Modern Library; Modern Library Paperback Ed edition (December 4, 2001)
Pages: 1056
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 508
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ePub file: 1332 kb
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Prescott completed his pioneering study of Spanish exploits in the New World with the History of the Conquest of Peru (1847), a vivid chronicle . William H. Prescott died of a stroke at his home in Boston on January 29, 1859

Prescott completed his pioneering study of Spanish exploits in the New World with the History of the Conquest of Peru (1847), a vivid chronicle of Pizarro's tumultuous overthrow of the Inca empire. The Conquest of Peru represents an author's triumph over his materials," observed Donald G. Darnell, one of the historian's several biographers. Prescott died of a stroke at his home in Boston on January 29, 1859. In assessing his achievements, Daniel J. Boorstin wrote: "One of Prescott's greatest feats as a 'scientific' historian was to depict the scenes of his drama so vividly without ever having been there-for he never visited Spain, Mexico, or Peru.

378 books - 490 voters. The Modern Library Classics. Prescott 1843. 145 books - 39 voters. Cortez's clash with the Aztecs is arguable one of the most dramatic histories of the age of exploration.

William H. Prescott, the renowned American historian who chronicled the rise and fall of the Spanish empire, was born . James Lockhart (1933–2014) was professor emeritus in history at UCLA. Prescott, the renowned American historian who chronicled the rise and fall of the Spanish empire, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1796. His greatest work, History of the Conquest of Mexico, was published in 1843. He died of a stroke at his home in Boston in 1859. He wrote a number of books about early Latin American history, including Spanish Peru, 1532–1560; The Men of Cajamarca; and The Nahuas After the Conquest.

LibriVox recording of History of the Conquest of Mexico, by William H. Prescott. Note: This project had some missing and duplicate sections. Prescott’s classic and beautifully written work describes what Cortez and his men went on to do, and how it was that they came to destroy the empire of the Aztecs - (Summary by hefyd).

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History of the Conquest of Mexico "It is a magnificent epic," said William H. Prescott after the publication of "History of the Conquest of Mexico" in 1843. This pioneering study presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this da. .Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Author: James Lockhart William H. It is a magnificent epic, said William H. Prescott after the publication of History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843. This pioneering study presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this day. Regarded simply from the standpoint of literary criticism, the Conquest of Mexico is Prescott’s masterpiece, judged his biographer Harry Thurston Peck.

Prescott, William H. Published by University of Chicago Press (1986). Published by Modern Library (2001). ISBN 10: 0375758038 ISBN 13: 9780375758034. ISBN 10: 0226680010 ISBN 13: 9780226680019. Prescott published his History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843 and The New York Timesstated that it has remained surprisingly unsurpassed since its publication. Prescott was one of the most eminent historians of the 19th century.

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely . Prescott has become one of the most widely translated American historians, and was an important figure in the development of history as a rigorous academic discipline.

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory.

William Hickling Prescott, the renowned American historian who chronicled the rise and fall of the Spanish empire . Prescott was tutored in Latin and Greek by the rector of Trinity Church in Boston and entered Harvard in 1811.

William Hickling Prescott, the renowned American historian who chronicled the rise and fall of the Spanish empire, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1796. His grandfather had commanded colonial forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution; his father was a highly respected judge and philanthropist. In a bizarre accident, Prescott was blinded in the left eye by a crust of bread thrown in a dining-hall fracas

"It is a magnificent epic," said William H. Prescott after the publication of History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843. Since then, his sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people has endured as a landmark work of scholarship and dramatic storytelling. This pioneering study presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this day. "Regarded simply from the standpoint of literary criticism, the Conquest of Mexico is Prescott's masterpiece," judged his biographer Harry Thurston Peck. "More than that, it is one of the most brilliant examples which the English language possesses of literary art applied to historical narration. . . . Here, as nowhere else, has Prescott succeeded in delineating character. All the chief actors of his great historic drama not only live and breathe, but they are as distinctly differentiated as they must have been in life. Cortés and his lieutenants are persons whom we actually come to know in the pages of Pres-cott. . . . Over against these brilliant figures stands the melancholy form of Montezuma, around whom, even from the first, one feels gathering the darkness of his coming fate. He reminds one of some hero of Greek tragedy, doomed to destruction and intensely conscious of it, yet striving in vain against the decree of an inexorable destiny. . . . [Prescott] transmuted the acquisitions of laborious research into an enduring monument of pure literature."From the eBook edition.
Vudozilkree
The author, writes this historical story as though he is standing next Herman Cortes in his journey to discover and seize new lands for Spain and the Roman Catholic Church (Christianity). The author loves Cortez and the violent journey he led. It was difficult reading for me as the writer graphically imposed upon a reader the horrific destruction of the "Aztec" people's in order to impose Christianity upon them and place the cross upon their lands. This is a historical accounting our history books should present. I was sickened and still I could not put this book down. I will most likely read it again and again as I share this book with history teachers and professors of history. Now, I fully accept the data identifying the death of 100 million Indigenous peoples by the invasion of the Europeans.
Morlurne
I originally bought this as an e-book because it was so cheap (embarrassing admission!), and I thought I'd miss out if I didn't purchase it then and there. Well it was cheap, but I would only have missed out if I hadn't begun reading before I realised it was cheap because it was a very old book, reprinted. Prescott's style is very dated, and his expressions sometimes seem convoluted, but I really enjoyed it enormously - his storytelling is superb, and while he sometimes reveals his age with non-PC comments about native peoples and their gods, he never seems condescending. His efforts to accurately portray that most extraordinary, single-minded, confident, competent leader, military commander, politician, and rascal Hernando Cortes succeed beyond expectation. While deploring the long-term results of the conquest of Mexico, Cortes' achievement is breathtaking, and wonderfully described by Prescott from a perspective much closer to the events than we can readily muster today.
Balhala
I was surprised to see that the book was written in 1843, before the Mexican War. The author did not use much of the stilted language of that time and the book is easy to read. There are some words used which are now obscure, but the context is usually clear It a long book, but very complete with a lot of insight of the people involved and the times. I don't know if later research would change any of the story, but it is a good overall history.
Sorryyy
The author, in an admittedly dated style, gives a detailed story of how Cortes came back from the brink of defeat, over and over to finally triumph in a enormous bloodbath and conquer Mexico . I doubt if few people have any idea of what he went through... on the other hand, I doubt if many people have any idea what the Mexicans went through, which was far worse. In the book the reader roots for Cortes as he decimates a whole civilization, in the name of God.... Makes you wonder!!!
Regardless, it is a detailed and fascinating story of perseverance in the face incredible odds.
Akinonris
A very informative history of early discovery, and conquest of Mexico. This book is great for anyone interested in their cultural history, or a history buff whom is generally looking to expand overall knowledge of world history and or geography. The information also provides an in depth view and an opportunity to live vicariously through the eyes of an explorer, and world traveler seeking new lands, and interacting with new cultures or races of people regional to the area being explored for the first time.
NiceOne
Even though this book was written in 1890, it is surprisingly even handed in this struggle between the dominant culture of Central America and a small group of adventurers led by Hernando Cortes. The author obviously admires the achievements of the Aztecs, despite the 20,000 human sacrifices annually made to their gods. The conditions of the Aztec nation which made it liable to collapse and the skill of Cortes are discussed. This story would not be believed if history had not instructed us it is true.
Ghile
The History of the Conquest of Mexico is a detailed, social, political, anthropological and virtual firsthand report and account of the conquest of Mexico. It is detailed, riveting, intellectually honest and exciting. Prescott provides a first class account that captures the tiniest bead of information and integrates it into the larger and at times international picture. Prescott is a terrific story teller, this is what the book is all about, a first class, first rate and virtual first person account of one of the most unlikely and extraordinary conquests in the history of civilization. -Bob Martin
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