"The Conquest Of New Spain" by Bernal Diaz Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"The Conquest Of New Spain" by Bernal Diaz
Critical review of work on conquest of Mexico by Cortes, motivations of Spaniards, author's biases.
# 13691 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1999 | US

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"Bernal Diaz, in The Conquest of New Spain, tells the story of the conquering of Mexico by the Spaniards under Hernan Cortes. The book is more than merely about Cortes, although he is certainly the center of the book. Diaz accompanied Cortes on his exploits and offers a thoroughly positive view of the Spanish conqueror and of the entire Spanish enterprise in the Mexico. As translator J.M. Cohen writes in his Introduction, Diaz's book is a report on the overthrow of a great empire by a company of adventurers, inspired partly by a sense of mission and partly by a crude greed for gold. Their success, even their survival, could in his belief be accounted for only by the miraculous intervention of God and the Saints, who wished New Spain to be added to the realm of Christ and the Emperor ..."

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