The history of the conquest of New Spain

  title={The history of the conquest of New Spain},
  author={B. Castillo and D. Carrasco},
"The History of the Conquest of New Spain" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, a new abridgement of Diaz del Castillo's classic "Historia verdadera de la conquista de Nueva Espana", offers a unique contribution to our understanding of the political and religious forces that drove the great cultural encounter between Spain and the Americas known as the 'conquest of Mexico.' Besides containing important passages, scenes, and events excluded from other abridgements, this edition includes eight useful… Expand
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