Cortés: The Life of the Conqueror by His Secretary

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University of California Press, 1966 - History - 425 pages
A detailed history of the controversial explorer and his interactions with Aztec tribes and other groups in Central America.
 

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Contents

Dedication
3
To the Reader
5
Childhood and Youth
7
Cortes Goes to the Indies
9
Santo Domingo
10
Adventures in Cuba
11
j Discovery of New Spain
14
Grijalba Trades with the Indians
15
Cortes to His Men
240
Cortes to the Tlaxcalans
242
Cortes Takes Texcoco
243
Action at Ixtapalapa
246
Sacrifice of Spaniards at Texcoco
248
The Tlaxcalans Carry the Brigantines
250
Cortes Reconnoiters Mexico
251
j Action at Yecapixtla
254

Cortes Fits Out His Fleet
18
Men and Ships That Cortes Took on the Conquest
21
Cortes Speech to His Troops
24
Cozumel Expedition
25
News of Bearded Men
28
Arrival of Jeronimo de Aguilar
30
Cortes Casts Down the Idols of Cozumel
33
Cozumel
34
The Tiburon
36
The Great Tides at Campeche
37
Battle and Capture of Potonchdn
38
Cortes Treats with the Men of Potonchdn
42
Battle of Cintla
45
Treaty Between Tabasco and the Christians
47
Cortes Interrogates the T abas cans
49
The Men of Potonchdn Destroy Their Idols
50
The River of Alvarado
52
Cortes Is Well Received at San Juan de Ulua
54
Dona Marina
56
Moctezumas Answer
58
Cortes Learns of Divisions in the Country
61
Cortes and Four Hundred Companions Reconnoiter
63
Cortes Resigns His Command
65
Cortes Is Elected Captain and fusticia Mayor
67
Reception of Cortes at Cempoala
69
Cortes and the Lord of Cempoala
72
Events at Quiahuixtldn
75
3j Cortes Message to Moctezuma
77
Cortes Contrives a Rebellion
79
Vera Cruz Is Founded
81
Cortes Takes Tizapantzinco
82
Cortes Sends a Present to the Emperor
84
The Emperor Is Requested to Make Cortes Governor
87
Cortes Puts Down a Mutiny
89
Cortes Destroys His Ships
90
The Cempoalans Cast Down Their Idols
91
The Power of Moctezuma
94
First Encounter with the Tlaxcalans
97
Tlaxcalans Against Cortes
100
The Tlaxcalans Boast and Threaten
103
Cortes Strikes Off the Hands of Fifty Spies
106
Moctezumas Embassy
107
Moctezuma Is Arrested
168
Moctezumas Hunting
171
Destruction of the Idols
173
Cortes on Idolatry
174
The Burning of Cualpopoca
176
Antecedents of the Burning
177
Moctezuma in Irons
178
Explorations for Gold
179
Arrest of Cacama King of Texcoco
182
Moctezumas Speech to His Nobles
184
Moctezumas Gifts to Cortes
186
Moctezuma Begs Cortes to Leave Mexico
187
9j Cortes and His Men Fearful of Being Sacrificed
191
Pan fit 0 de Narvaez Against Cortes
192
Cortes Writes to Narvaez
194
Narvaez Replies
196
Cortes Addresses His Men
198
Cortes Makes a Request of Moctezuma
200
Capture of Narvaez
201
Smallpox
204
Rebellion in Mexico
205
Causes of the Uprising
206
The Mexicans Threaten the Spaniards
208
The Spaniards in Difficulties
210
1o7 Death of Moctezuma
212
War
214
The Mexicans Refuse a Truce
216
no Cortes Abandons Mexico
218
1n Battle of Otumba
222
Tlaxcala Receives the Spaniards
225
The Soldiers Demand
227
Cortes Replies
229
Tepeaca Campaign
231
Huaquechula Submits
232
Capture of Izucar
235
Cortes Great Authority
237
Preparations for the Assault on Mexico
238
Our Men Take Two Dangerous Heights
255
Battle at Xochimilco
258
Ditch for Launching the Brigantines
261
Cortes Army at the Siege
263
Victory of the Brigantines
265
J33 The Siege
268
First Action in the City
270
Demolition and Burning
272
Activities of Cuauhtemoc and Cortes
275
Cortes has Two Hundred Thousand Men at the Siege
277
Pedro de Alvarado Improves His Position
278
The Mexicans Celebrate a Victory
279
Conquest of Malinalco Matalcingo and Other Towns
282
Cortes Decides to Destroy Mexico
284
Fortitude of the Mexicans
287
Capture of Cuauhtemoc
289
Fall of Mexico
292
Portents Presaging the Fall
294
Torture of Cuauhtemoc
295
14J Kings Fifth of the Spoils
296
Cazonci King of Michoacan Submits
298
Gonzalo de Sandoval Conquers Tuxtepec and Coatzacoalcos
299
Conquest of Tututepec
301
War in Colima
302
Cristobal de Tapia
303
z53 War in Panuco
305
Expedition of Garay to Panuco
307
Death of the Adelantado Garay
310
Pacification of Panuco
312
Misadventures of the Licenciado Zuazo
313
Pedro de Alvarado Conquers Utlatlan
314
Conquest of Guatemala
317
Cortes Sends Olid to Honduras
321
Conquest of Zapotecas
322
Rebuilding of Mexico
323
Cortes Plans for Ennobling New Spain
325
The Bishop of Burgos Is Challenged
326
Cortes Is Made Governor
328
The Conquerors
330
Conversion of the Indians
331
Cortes Sends the Emperor a Silver Cannon
332
7o Search for a Strait
334
Olid Rebels Against Cortes
335
Cortes Marches Against Olid
337
Mutiny of Cortes Lieutenants
339
The Factor and Veedor Are Arrested
342
Cortes Sets Out for Honduras
345
The Priests of Tatahuitlalpan
348
Cortes Builds a Bridge
350
i78 Apoxpalon Lord of Izancanac
353
Death of Cuauhtemoc
355
Canec Burns His Idols
357
Our Men Make an Arduous March
361
Nito
365
Naco
369
Dissensions in Mexico
371
War in Papaica
373
Cortes Returns to New Spain
375
Mexico Rejoices
377
Residencia of Cortes
378
Death of Luis Ponce
382
Cortes Is Exiled from Mexico
383
Expedition to the Spice Islands
386
Cortes Returns to Spain
388
The Emperor Rewards Cortes
390
Marriage of Cortes
391
The Emperor Establishes the Audiencia
392
Cortes Returns to Mexico
395
Cortes Explores the South Sea Coast
396
Misadventures of Cortes on the South Coast
398
The Sea of Cortes Also Called the Red
403
New Spain Compared with Peru
404
The Viceroys of Mexico
405
Death of Hernan Cortes
407
Portrait of Cortes
409
Glossary
411
Bibliography
415
Index
419
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