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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 15 April 2021
  • ISBN : 9780197537299
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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An update of a popular work that takes on the myths of the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, featuring a new afterword. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest reveals how the Spanish invasions in the Americas have been conceived and presented, misrepresented and misunderstood, in the five centuries since Columbus first crossed the Atlantic. This book is a unique and provocative synthesis of ideas and themes that were for generations debated or perpetuated without question in academic and popular circles. The 2003 edition became the foundation stone of a scholarly turn since called The New Conquest History. Each of the book's seven chapters describes one "myth," or one aspect of the Conquest that has been distorted or misrepresented, examines its roots, and explodes its fallacies and misconceptions. Using a wide array of primary and secondary sources, written in a scholarly but readable style, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest explains why Columbus did not set out to prove the world was round, the conquistadors were not soldiers, the native Americans did not take them for gods, Cort�s did not have a unique vision of conquest procedure, and handfuls of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. Conquest realities were more complex--and far more fascinating--than conventional histories have related, and they featured a more diverse cast of protagonists-Spanish, Native American, and African. This updated edition of a key event in the history of the Americas critically examines the book's arguments, how they have held up, and why they prompted the rise of a New Conquest History.

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Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
  • Author : Matthew Restall
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780197537299
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An update of a popular work that takes on the myths of the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, featuring a new afterword. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest reveals how the Spanish invasions in the Americas have been conceived and presented, misrepresented and misunderstood, in the five centuries since Columbus first crossed the Atlantic. This book is a unique and provocative synthesis of ideas and themes that were for generations debated or perpetuated without question in academic and popular circles.

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
  • Author : Matthew Restall
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 0195160770
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Examines commonly held perceptions of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, shows how myths were created and perpetuated, and reconstructs history using indigenous sources.

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
  • Author : Matthew Restall
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • ISBN : 0197537308
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This vividly written and authoritative book offers an updated account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortés, and Pizarro, and reveals the true stories behind the key events in the history of the Americas.

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • ISBN : 9780197537312
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An update of a popular work that takes on the myths of the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, featuring a new afterword. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest reveals how the Spanish invasions in the Americas have been conceived and presented, misrepresented and misunderstood, in the five centuries since Columbus first crossed the Atlantic. This book is a unique and provocative synthesis of ideas and themes that were for generations debated or perpetuated without question in academic and popular circles.

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  • ISBN : 9781476623276
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