Chimalpahin's Conquest

Chimalpahin's Conquest

A Nahua Historian's Rewriting of Francisco López De Gómara's La Conquista De México

eBook - 2010
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This volume presents the story of Hernando Cort#65533;s's conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian.
Francisco L#65533;pez de G#65533;mara's monumental Historia de las Indias y Conquista de M#65533;xico was published in 1552 to instant success. Despite being banned from the Americas by Prince Philip of Spain, La conquista fell into the hands of the seventeenth-century Nahua historian Chimalpahin, who took it upon himself to make a copy of the tome. As he copied, Chimalpahin rewrote large sections of La conquista , adding information about Emperor Moctezuma and other key indigenous people who participated in those first encounters.
Chialpahin's Conquest is thus not only the first complete modern English translation of L#65533;pez de G#65533;mara's La conquista , an invaluable source in itself of information about the conquest and native peoples; it also adds Chimalpahin's unique perspective of Nahua culture to what has traditionally been a very Hispanic portrayal of the conquest.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9780804769488
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 510 p.)


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