Conquistadors by Michael Wood

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, Calif .

Written in English

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  • America,
  • Latin America


  • America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish,
  • Latin America -- History -- To 1600

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Book details

StatementMichael Wood.
LC ClassificationsE123 .W66 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3964692M
ISBN 100520230647
LC Control Number2001269465

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In his book, Conquistadors, Michael Wood presents the major Spanish expeditions in the Americas to conquer land for their King and to subjugate and convert the local indian populations. The author separates expeditions of Cortes, Pizarro, Orellanas, and more and then actually travels the known routes that they took to provide a modern day look /5.

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conquistador (kŏnkwĬs´tədôr, Span. kōng-kē´stäŧħôr´), military leader in the Spanish conquest of the New World in the 16th sco Pizarro, the conqueror of Peru, and Hernán Cortés, the conqueror of Mexico, were the greatest of the name is frequently used to mean any daring, ruthless adventurer.

See P. Horgan, Conquistadors in North American History. Innes explains how the Reconquista left its stamp on the conquistadors. He also explains why Cortes should be classed as one of the great military leaders, a view with which I agree.

Conquistadors book contrast with Pizzaro is significant, and the second half of the book is devoted to Pizzaro's conquest of /5. About the Book. Following in the footsteps of the greatest Spanish adventurers, Michael Wood retraces the path of the conquistadors from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu.

The book reads more like a story unfolding rather than a statement of the historical record. The events are made even realer by the authors descriptions of the current places which he encounters as he follows the footsteps of the conquistadors. Any additional comments. This is a great book.

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Their confrontation in the Aztec lake-city of Tenochtitlan is a moving drama of human conflict revealing the dilemma and the enigma of the Indians. It is a story of battles and voyages, full of strange episodes - Cortes /5(2).

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Conquistadors delivers a rich and gripping plot, which you experience through perspectives of such great characters you come to know so well. The authors obviously know their stuff when it comes to post apocalyptic scenarios like this.

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Conquistadors who reached New Spain from Cuba with Francisco de Salcedo (Saucedo) c. July 3. Conquistadors. Director: David Wallace Cast: Michael Wood | Read Reviews. DVD $ $ Save 50% Current price is $, Original price is $ You Save 50%.

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY MAY 1, With photos, maps and illustrations adorning nearly every page, the book examines records of the conquests both by the invaders and the native peoples.

A letter from Peruvian historian Waman Poma to the king of Spain 5/5(1). trips that followed in the footsteps of these book isn't intended to dive deeply into each adventure.

But the detail is more than adequate and certainly whetted my desire to learn more.I highly recommend this book. This is a very good summary of the principal conquistadors and their exploits, but File Size: KB.

Conquistadors left their marks culturally as well. They destroyed temples, melted down golden works of art, and burned native books and codices. Defeated natives were usually enslaved via the encomienda system, which persisted long enough to leave a cultural imprint on Mexico and Peru. The gold the conquistadors sent back to Spain began a.

Apr 2, - Explore paultorrescom's board "conquistadors", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Conquistador, Spanish conquistador, History pins. Conquistador, any of the leaders in the Spanish conquest of America, especially of Mexico and Peru, in the 16th century.

The conquest of Mexico was carried out by Hernan Cortes, who landed at Veracruz in ; Peru was conquered by Francisco. For many years, scholars of the conquest worked to shift focus away from the Spanish perspective and bring attention to the often-ignored voices and viewpoints of the Indians.

But recent work that highlights the “Indian conquistadors” has forced scholars to reexamine the simple categories of conqueror and subject and to acknowledge the seemingly contradictory roles assumed by native.

What the Conquistadors Brought to the New World. They brought sophisticated weapons, at least by sixteenth century standards. The Spanish made fine swords and armor.

They brought Catholicism, a religion the Indians didn’t understand. The conquistadors also brought something far more perilous than any man-made : Kathy Warnes. The Conquistadors is a four-part series airing on PBS in Spring The Conquistadors website explores the adventures of Hernan Cortes, Francisco Pizarro.

Conquistadors by Michael Wood is the companion book to the BBC/PBS series of the same name. This is a wonderful book and one which changed my way of thinking about the place of Columbus and those who followed him to North and South America/5(56). ‎Conquistadors of the Red City: The Moroccan Conquest of the Songhay Empire recounts the ambitions of a sixteenth century Moroccan ruler to defy geography and send his army across the Sahara Desert in search of the elusive gold fields of West Africa.

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It is a fascinating story and is well told. I highly recommend this book to anybody interested in. Following in the footsteps of the greatestSpanish adventurers, Michael Wood retraces the path of the conquistadors fromAmazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heightsof Machu Picchu.

As he travels the same routes as Hernán Cortés, Francisco, andGonzalo Pizarro, Wood describes the dramatic events that accompanied the epicsixteenth-century Spanish. The conquistadors were hundreds of men who left Spain to seek fame and fortune in America.

After Columbus sailed to America inlots of Europeans realized they could get rich in the “New World.” One famous conquistador was Hernan Cortés, who gathered a huge army to.

The empire of the sun ; The death of the Inca ; War between the conquistadors -- Monks versus captains, or the conquistadors on trial. The Araucanians ; From the Ri\u00F3 de la Plata to the Meschac\u00E9b\u00E9 ; The voice of a just man: Bartolom\u00E9 de Las Casas ; Dirge for the conquistadors -- Appendixes.

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The Spanish Conquistadors were some of the first men to travel to the new world. They got their name from being both conquerors and explorers. They were mostly in search of gold and treasure.

Here are few of the most famous Spanish Conquistadors: Hernan Cortes ( - ) Cortes was one of the first Conquistadors. He was responsible for.

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Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as .BOOK REVIEWS The Conquistadors: First-person Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico. Edited and translated by Patricia de Fuentes. Foreword by Ross Hassig. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, pages. New World Encounters. Edited by Stephen Greenblatt.

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