A dramatic account of the conquest of Mexico, from first contact with the Aztec civilisation through to Cortes' expulsion and subsequent career. The book is not only interesting for the historic content withe relevance to Latin America to this day, but also as a notable example of historical scholarship and of English literature in general.
William Hickling Prescott (1796 -1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian.
1. Introduction 2. Discovery of Mexico 3. March to Mexico 4. Residence in Mexico 5. Expulsion from Mexico 6. Seige and Surrender 7. Conclusion - Subsequent Career of Cortes
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