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SPAN 461 - Imagining the Conquest/ Imaginando la conquista (April Marshall): English Resources
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Call Number: Payson Library MAIN STACKS Z490 .L46 1992 (Click on Link for EBook)
Publication Date: 1992-01-01
Since its original publication in 1949, Irving A. Leonard's pioneering Books of the Brave has endured as the classic account of the introduction of literary culture to Spain's New World. Leonard's study documents the works of fiction that accompanied and followed the conquistadores to the Americas and goes on to argue that popular texts influenced these men and shaped the way they thought and wrote about their New World experiences.
Daily Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Soustelle
Call Number: Payson Library MAIN STACKS F1219 S723 2002
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
A vivid account of the fierce, honourable, death-obsessed, profoundly religious Aztecs on the eve of the Spanish conquest. Even in the darkest symbolism of their blood-drenched worship they appear as people with whom we can sympathise.
The Armature of Conquest by Beatriz Pastor Bodmer; Lydia L. Hunt (Translator)
Call Number: Payson Library MAIN STACKS PQ7081 .P3413 1992
Publication Date: 1992-08-01
Focusing on certain key firsthand narratives of the discovery, exploration, and conquest of the New World, the author views various journals, letters, and other documents not merely as narratives of facts and events but as literary expressions of the dynamics of the writer's experience.
Victors and Vanquished by Stuart B. Schwartz
Call Number: CALABASAS FACILITY F1230 .V53 2000
Publication Date: 1999-12-29
How did a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrow a mighty Aztec empire in 16th century Mexico? Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies - many recently uncovered - of indigenous Nahua survivors gathered by Bernardino de Sahagun, Victors and Vanquished demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations can influence interpretation of events. A substantial introduction is followed by nine chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this historical episode, and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism.