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- Editor: Nabu Press (4 de marzo de 2010)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1146470851
- ISBN-13: 978-1146470858
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The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz Del Castillo (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 4 mar 2010
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Anyone interested in the conquest should also consult Miguel Leon-Portilla's "The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico." If you compare Diaz's "Memoirs" and "Broken Spears" accounts of only a few incidents, the bias of each is apparent and provides real insight into not only the event and human prejudices but just how inexact memory is.
The adventure is superb. The history clearly profound. It addresses and answers the most pronounced question a modern visitor to Mexico has -- how did 500 Spanish conquer an advanced society of millions?
He is a humble man, who endured unbelievable strife in conquering Mexico. It is the story of men, in pursuit of their own wealth, who determined to subdue the land for their Emperor and God, to bring new subjects to their Lords and then treated them as fellow citizens of the empire and their God.
For those who have any doubt about the good things that came from the acts of these conquistadors he lists a section detailing that. Foremost in my mind is the stop of the sacrificial system of human lives to appease the Gods and the cannibalism that was a part of that. He hides nothing, was there a wretched search for gold and the looting of it from the native americans? Yes. Was there the enslaving of the Indians for mine workers and such? Yes, but NOT by the conquistadors. So much of what I was taught about them is utterly overturned by this man's testimony. I urge you to discover the conquistadors anew.