2021-10-14

The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology) (Volume 1)

Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1492-1584) was a foot soldier in the army of Mexico's conqueror Hernán Cortés, and participated in the campaigns that led to the fall of the Aztec empire in 1521. This 1928 translation of his journals derives from the 1904 edition by the Mexican historian Genaro García - the first edition based on the original manuscript. Written as a corrective to accounts that overemphasised Cortés' exploits, Díaz's epic focuses on the experiences of the common soldier. The most complete contemporary chronicle of the Mexican conquest, this important historical document is also a captivating adventure narrative that combines factual accuracy with many dramatic anecdotes. Volume 1, in which Díaz recounts his first two expeditions to the Yucatán coast and the beginning of his service in Cortés' army, contains chapters 1-81 and includes part of García's 1904 introduction to his edition.


Book Details

Book Title: The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology) (Volume 1)

Book Author: Bernal Díaz del Castillo,Genaro García,Alfred Percival Maudslay

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ISBN: 0511686978