Letters from Mexico

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Yale University Press, 1986 - History - 563 pages
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Hernán Cortés’s 'Cartas de Relacíon', written over a seven-year period to Charles V of Spain, provide a account of the conquest of Mexico from the founding of the coastal town of Veracruz until Cortés’s journey to Honduras in 1525. Pagden’s English translation has been prepared from a close examination of the earliest surviving manuscript and of the first printed editions, and he also provides a introduction offering a bold interpretation of the nature of the conquest and Cortes’s involvement in it. J. H. Elliot’s introductory essay explains Cortes’s conflicts with the Crown and with Diego Velazquez, the governor of Cuba.
  

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Contents

Cortes Velazquez and Charles
xi
Introduction
xxxix
Bibliographical Note Ixxii
lxxii
The First Letter
3
The Second Letter
47
The Third Letter
160
The Fourth Letter
282
The Fifth Letter
338
NOTES
449
GLOSSARY
527
CORTEXS FAMILY TREE
533
INDEX
551
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Anthony Pagden is Harry C. Black Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University.

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Oxford.

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