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Author : Peter G. Tsouras
ISBN : 9781612340654
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Places Aztec civilization and history in the context of world history Montezuma (ca. 1466-1520), who had been educated as a priest and had served well as a military commander, ascended to the Aztec throne in about 1502 on the basis of his military record and reputation for piety. As Peter G. Tsouras demonstrates, almost immediately Montezuma transformed himself from a man of good judgment to a pitiless autocrat. He killed indiscriminately at home and waged wars of conquest against his neighbors, adding territory in contemporary Honduras and Nicaragua to his empire. In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico at the head of a Spanish expedition. Montezuma believed the invaders to be gods fulfilling the prophecy that the god Quetzalcoatl would return. He failed to resist and cautiously offered gifts. As a result, Cortés and the conquistadors marched on the capital and seized Montezuma. The monarch fell, surrendering his power, wealth, and even the sovereignty of his people, almost gladly. He became a puppet of the Spaniards and finally allied himself in battle against his own people. When the emperor's brother at last led an uprising, the ungrateful Spaniards killed Montezuma. Against the backdrop of ancient Mexico's rich cultural heritage, Tsouras captures the tragedy that befell Mexico during Montezuma's reign.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Edward Maturin
ISBN : UOM:39015063938206
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Author : Jaime Suchlicki
ISBN : 9781612343792
Genre : Mexico
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An updated edition of the classic survey of Mexico and its history
Category: Mexico

Montezuma The Serf

Author : Joseph Holt Ingraham
ISBN : CHI:17261199
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Montezuma A Tragedy

Author : Dilnot Sladden
ISBN : OXFORD:590915256
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Author : Hiram Hoyt Richmond
ISBN : 9783732677825
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: Montezuma by Hiram Hoyt Richmond
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Author : J. S. Arkwright
ISBN : PRNC:32101064786351
Genre : Mexico
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Category: Mexico

Cort S And Montezuma

Author : Maurice Collis
ISBN : 9780811201865
Genre : History
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The convergence of Cortés and Montezuma is the most emblematic event in the birth of what would come to be called "America." Landing on the Mexican coast on Good Friday, 1519, Hernán Cortés felt himself the bearer of a divine burden to conquer and convert the first advanced civilization Europeans had yet encountered in the West. For Montezuma, leader of the Mexicans, April 21, 1519 (known in their sophisticated astronomical system as 9 Wind Day) was the precise date of a dire prophesy: the return of Quetzalcoatl, a fearsome god predicted to arrive by ship, from the East, with light skin, a black beard, robed in black—exactly as Cortés would. The ensuing drama is described by eminent historian Maurice Collis in a style that is equal parts story and scholarship. Though its consequences have been treated by writers as diverse as D.H. Lawrence and Charles Olson, never before have the facts of this event been rendered with such extraordinary clarity and elegance.
Category: History

Carlos Montezuma And The Changing World Of American Indians

Author : Peter Iverson
ISBN : 0826306411
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The classic biography of one of the great Native American crusaders for Indian rights in the early twentieth century.
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Author : Augustin Louis Taveau
ISBN : UOM:39015031306981
Genre : Aztecs
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Category: Aztecs