History of the Conquest of Mexico with a Prelimary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization and the Life of the Conqueror Hernando Cortés by William H. Prescott

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"It is a magnificent epic," said William H. Prescott after the publication of History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843. Since then, his sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people has endured as a landmark work of scholarship and dramatic storytelling. This pioneering study presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this day.

Folio Society, 1994.
723 pp.
Introduction by Felipe Fernández-Armesto.
Hardcover. Fine.