Tactical factors in the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs

  title={Tactical factors in the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs},
  author={Douglas A. Daniel},
  journal={Anthropological Quarterly},
  • D. Daniel
  • Published 1 October 1992
  • Political Science
  • Anthropological Quarterly
A perspective largely unexamined in past works on the Spanish Conquest of Mexico has been the details of the tactical systems of the respective sides, and how these systems worked on the battlefield to produce the Spanish victory. The A. examines the Conquest in terms of tactics, applying a military-historical perspective to ethnohistorical texts and data gleaned from modern works. It is shown that Spanish infantry tactics and horse cavalry were critical factors in the Spanish victory. 
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