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The Conquest of New Spain
by J. M. Cohen (Translator) Bernal Diaz
- 413 PAGES
A 16th-century account of the conquest of the Aztecs by Hernan Cortez, penned 50 years after the events. Diaz, writing as an old man looking back at his experiences as a young soldier with Cortez's army, presents the bloody conquest as a romantic tale of high adventure. See "The Broken Spears" (MEX57) for an Aztec account of the events.