Deadly baggage : what Cortés brought to Mexico and how it destroyed the Aztec civilization / Al Sandine.

Author
Sandine, Al, 1938- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Description
vii, 245 pages ; 23 cm

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Summary note
"This analysis of the conquest of Mexico stands in contrast to previous narratives that either reduce the conquest to a contest between Cortés and Montezuma, or describe a near miraculous victory of European ingenuity and Western values over Indian superstition and savagery. The author frames the clash of civilizations in New World prehistory that left inhabitants at disadvantage"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Guests without baggage
  • Iberian voyagers
  • Conquest as romance
  • Crusaders in America
  • The sword's new cutting edge
  • America's gold and silver promote slavery and boost European commerce
  • The horse's new footing
  • Transplanting a work ethic
  • A new kind of savagery
  • Hog heaven
  • Micro-invaders
  • Leftover baggage: the triumph of an oxymoron.
ISBN
  • 9780786497003 (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • 0786497009 (paperback : alkaline paper)
LCCN
2015025316
OCLC
908375491
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