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Aztecs & Conquistadores - The Spanish Invasion & The Collapse of the Aztec Empire

Aztecs & Conquistadores - The Spanish Invasion & The Collapse of the Aztec Empire
by Osprey
Author: John Pohl, Charles Robinson
Publish Date: 2005
Pages: 184
Dimensions: 8x10x.75"
Restockable: No
Type: Hardcover

Description

The Spanish conquest of Mexico was a remarkable military expedition that had a huge impact on the history of the world. Hernán Cortés led the expedition, the aim of which was the addition of Mexico to the Spanish Empire, and the extraction of Aztec riches. Following the appearance of portents, the Aztecs were expecting a catastrophe in 1519, and the Spanish invasion fulfilled this expectation. Although they fought fiercely to the end, the Aztec civilization was doomed, and the face of Mexico would be changed forever. This book examines the campaign, but also the lives, training and experience of the men on both sides: the Spanish conquerors and their opponents, the exotic Aztecs, who were fighting for their lives and their civilization. Contains material previously published in Essential Histories 60, Warrior 32 and Warrior 40.