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This paper provides a comprehensive discussion of Hernan Cortes and his explorations and conquests in the New World. Cortes' rise from obscurity to a man of power, wealth and administrative prestige in New Spain as he conquered the Aztecs and built Mexico City is covered, including images of Cortes that arise and border between a picture of him as a man in search of honor, land and Christian converts and as a brutal oppressor who also was insubordinate to the Spanish Crown due to his own ambition and vanity.
From the Paper:"Officially known as Hernan Cortes de Monroy y Pizarro, the man better known as Hernan Cortes was a Spanish conquistador, explorer, fortune hunter and soldier, who is both acclaimed and reviled in history as the man who led the expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and acquire vast territories of mainland Mexico for Spain. Hernan Cortes was born in ... in Medellin near Seville, Spain and died of pleurisy en route to Mexico in December ... The parents of Cortes, Martin Cortes and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano..."
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Hernan Cortes (2008, December 01) Retrieved June 17, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/hernan-cortes-125809/
"Hernan Cortes" 01 December 2008. Web. 17 June. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/hernan-cortes-125809/>