Malinche was the Amerindian translator for Hern n Cort s--from her lips came the words that triggered the downfall of the great Aztec Emperor Moctezuma in the Spanish Conquest of 1521. In Mexico, Malinche's name is synonymous with "traitor," yet folklore and legend still celebrate her mystique. The author traverses Mexico and delves into the country's extraordinary past to excavate the mythologies of this exceptional woman's life. Malinche--abandoned to strangers as a slave when just a girl--was taken by Cort s to become interpreter, concubine, witness to his campaigns, mother to his son, yet married to another. She survived unimaginably precarious times relying on her intelligence, courage, and gift for language. Though Malinche's words changed history, her own story remained untold, until now.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - siri51 - LibraryThing
Interesting both for the story of this woman and the legends that have been built around her but also to read about the historical research process by a Latrobe academic. Read full review
MALINCHE'S CONQUESTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An imaginative, vivid reconstruction of a Mexican Indian woman who profoundly shaped New World history—and then was reviled for four centuries.La Malinche, as she is known in Mexico, was probably 18 ... Read full review
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