Aztec and Spanish Accounts of the Conquest of Cortez
A review of Aztec and Spanish accounts of the conquest of Cortez.
# 141654 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Latin America) , Latin-American Studies (Spanish Conquest and Colonization, 1520-1820) , Latin-American Studies (Incan, Mayan, Aztec Empires, up to 1520) , Native-American Studies (General)
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The paper relates that the reality of Cortez's mission becomes clear when the Aztecs are seen in chains at the massacre at the Fiesta and the murder of their leaders in the "Fate of the Wisemen of Ehecatl" (24). Also, the paper looks at how the descriptions of the disease and famine caused by the Spanish against the Aztecs is defined (20), revealing the grim details of the genocide being committed against them. The paper notes that the Native American illustrations are not as highly polished and realistic as the European descriptions of the Aztec.
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