The True History of the Conquest of New Spain, Volume 4
Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1492-1584) was a foot soldier in the army of Mexico's conqueror Hernán Cortés, and participated in the campaigns that led to the fall of the Aztec empire in 1521. This 1928 translation of his journals derives from the 1904 edition by the Mexican historian Genaro García - the first edition based on the original manuscript. Written as a corrective to accounts that overemphasised Cortés' exploits, Díaz's epic includes the experiences of the common soldier: hardship, thirst, long marches and unexpected attacks by rebels. The most complete contemporary chronicle of the Mexican conquest, this important historical document is also a captivating adventure narrative that combines factual accuracy with many dramatic anecdotes. This final volume contains chapters 174-214 and historical appendices by the editor. Díaz describes the aftermath of the Mexican conquest, and outlines how the Spanish established their authority over the land and its inhabitants.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
How Cortes disembarked at the Port of Trujillo and how
Other editions - View all
Acala Adelantado affair Alonzo de Estrada already Antonio de Mendoza arrived battles begged Blotted brought Caciques called canoes Captain captured Casas Castile CHAPTER Chief City Coatzacoalcos Conquistadores Cristobal de Olid crossed Cruz died a natural Diego Dona Maria Factor and Veedor favour Friar Fulano gave gentlemen Gil Gonzales give gold Gonzalo de Sandoval Governor Guatemala guides Hernando Cortes holy honour horses hundred Indians journey Juan killed knew land leagues letters Licentiate Lord Luis Marin Luis Ponce maize Majesty Majesty's Marcos de Aguilar Marquis Mexican Naco Narvaez native natural death Nuno de Guzman Oidores ordered Pedro de Alvarado persons pesos de oro port prisoners province pueblo pueblo named Residencia river road Rodrigo de Paz Royal Audiencia Royal Council sent ship soldier named soon Spain Spaniards Tabasco things told took town Treasurer Trujillo valiant Viceroy wish Xicalango