Letters from Mexico

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Yale University Press, 1986 - History - 563 pages
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Annotation "Hernan Cortes's Cartas de Relacion, written over a seven-year period to Charles V of Spain, provide an extraordinary narrative account of the conquest of Mexico from the founding of the coastal town of Veracruz until Cortes'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 new introduction offering a bold and innovative interpretation of the nature of the conquest and Cortes's involvement in it. J. H. Elliott's introductory essay explains Cortes's conflicts with the Crown and with Diego Velazquez, the governor of Cuba."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  

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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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