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The Conquistadores

by Terence Wise

  • 337 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Osprey Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history,
  • Military - General,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: World,
  • South America,
  • History / Military / General

  • Edition Notes

    Men-at-Arms

    ContributionsAngus Mcbride (Illustrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8264783M
    ISBN 100850453577
    ISBN 109780850453577

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In Conquistadors, as with many of his books, Wood weaves the historical accounts of the protagonists of this period with his own experience retracing their has the unique quality of adding vivid description of the landscape, corroborating details of the accounts, and showing the degree to which a historical event has either been preserved or suffered decay in the intervening years/5.

His other books include Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs, which was a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and nominated for the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award and a PEN Center USA Award, American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David /5().

Innes explains how the Reconquista left its stamp on the conquistadors. He also explains why Cortes should be classed as one of the great military leaders, a view with which I agree.

The contrast with Pizzaro is significant, and the second half of the book is devoted to Pizzaro's conquest of the Incas/5. The Conquistadors Hammond Innes Snippet view - He published children's books under the pseudonym Ralph Hammond until Four of his novels were made into films.

He was awarded a C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British Empire) in and received the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement award in He died on J and left a. Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztec is the riveting and vivid account of Cortes and his brutal conquest of the Aztec empire in – Montezuma, king of the Aztecs, ruled over 15 million people when Cortes arrived with a /5.

Conquistadors by Michael Wood is the companion book to the BBC/PBS series of the same name. This is a wonderful book and one which changed my way of thinking about the place of Columbus and those who followed him to North and South America/5(61). Following in the footsteps of the greatest Spanish adventurers, Michael Wood retraces the path of the conquistadors from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu.

As he travels the same routes as Hernán Cortés, and Francisco and Gonzalo Pizarro, Wood describes the dramatic events that accompanied the epic sixteenth-century Spanish /5(2).

Conquistadors left their marks culturally as well. They destroyed temples, melted down golden works of art, and burned native books and codices. Defeated natives were usually enslaved via the encomienda system, which persisted long enough to leave a cultural imprint on Mexico and Peru.

The gold the conquistadors sent back to Spain began a. Conquistadors (also spelled conquistadores) (/ k ɒ n ˈ k (w) ɪ s t ə d ɔːr /, also US: /-ˈ k iː s- k ɒ ŋ ˈ-/, Spanish: [koŋkistaˈðoɾ], Portuguese: [kũkiʃtɐˈdoɾ, kõkiʃtɐˈðoɾ]; from Spanish and Portuguese for '"conqueror"') were the knights, soldiers and explorers of the Spanish Empire and the Portuguese Empire.

During the Age of Discovery, conquistadors sailed beyond. The book of the Conquistador-turned-historian Cieza de Leon confirms this from interviews with Inca eye-witnesses, including the keepers of.

This book really helped flesh out Bernal Diaz's account of the fall of the 'Aztec' Empire for me. The first part of the text concerns the gear of the Conquistadores themselves, with the following catagories being the Aztecs/Mexica, the Inca, and the Maya, the three major enemies the Spaniards found in the New World/5(14).

Description of the book Who is Who of the Conquistadors: Until recently, only a few leaders were well known among the Spanish warriors who brutally subjugated the Mayan and Aztec empires of Mexico. Now over 2, biographies shed dramatic new light on the conquistadors who made the bloodiest two-year period in the Western Hemisphere.

Conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and the other three survivors of his failed expedition to Florida were rescued by the Spanish in As Vaca and his men told the rescuers about the rumored existence of wealthy cities to the far north of Mexico, Antonio de Mendoza, the viceroy of Mexico, became intrigued.

conquistador (kŏnkwĬs´tədôr, Span. kōng-kē´stäŧħôr´), military leader in the Spanish conquest of the New World in the 16th sco Pizarro, the conqueror of Peru, and Hernán Cortés, the conqueror of Mexico, were the greatest of the name is frequently used to mean any daring, ruthless adventurer.

See P. Horgan, Conquistadors in North American History. Conquistadors by Michael Wood is the companion book to the BBC/PBS series of the same name.

This is a wonderful book and one which changed my way of thinking about the place of Columbus and those who followed him to North and South America/5(60). The book reveals who the conquistadors were and what made their adventures possible.

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With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of N /5. The conquistadors were hundreds of men who left Spain to seek fame and fortune in America. After Columbus sailed to America inlots of Europeans realized they could get rich in the “New World.” One famous conquistador was Hernan Cortés, who gathered a huge army to invade the Aztec Empire in.

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Following in the footsteps of the greatest Spanish adventurers, Michael Wood retraces the path of the conquistadors from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu. As he travels the same routes as Hernán Cortés, and Francisco and Gonzalo Pizarro, Wood describes the dramatic events that accompanied the epic sixteenth-century.

The Conquistadors 1. by Hammond Innes. NOOK Book (eBook) $ $ Save 8% Current price is $, Original price is $ You Save 8%. He went on to become a prolific author, penning over thirty novels as well as children's and travel books – his first novel, The Doppelganger, was published in Pages: 1.