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Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

A fascinating memoir by a foot soldier in Cortes' army, Bernal Diaz gives us a firsthand look at Cortes' capture of Montezuma, the conquest of the city of Mexico as well as the Aztec's customs and ... Read full review

Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - James - Goodreads

Amazing that a 500yr old book can be so entertaining. Diaz is a great story teller, giving not just a first person narrative of the conquest but of the mind set of the Spaniards as well. This was ... Read full review

Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - Michael Gerald Dealino - Goodreads

Got this one from Instituto Cervantes in Manila. A good primary reference for the discovery, exploration, and conquest of the Americas by the Spanish conquistadores, written by one of the members of ... Read full review

Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - Marti - Goodreads

After Villa and Zapata, I decided to go back a few hundred years to where a lot of the animosity started (apparently). I was surprised at how advanced Aztec civilization was back in 1520 (they seemed ... Read full review

Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - Kelly Korby - Goodreads

This was a great book. It gives a different history of the Spaniards' invasion and colonizing of central and South America. Not quite the same as we are taught in high school. Very interesting book. Highly recommended. Read full review

Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - Geoff Cain - Goodreads

I feel like a twit. I am reading this because it is on the reading list for Herzog's Rogue Film School. I would not go to the film school (I am a wolf of the steppes). This is an interesting book to ... Read full review

Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - David - Goodreads

The feats included in this book are the substance of legend. Apologists in the contemporary era revel in perpetuating the Black Legend with regard to the Spanish conquistadors — which is largely ... Read full review

Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - Tom Meade - Goodreads

It's very difficult to pass comment on much of the contents of this book. On the one hand, Cortes could make few real defences against the claim that he was a scoundrel, thief and chauvinistic ... Read full review

Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

De l'audace, et encore de l'audace, et toujours de l'audace First, this makes every high fantasy adventure novel out there seem like rather thin gruel. It is easy to imagine it larded with appropriate ... Read full review

Review: The Conquest of New Spain

User Review  - Brendan O'Neill - Goodreads

Amazing read. Read full review


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