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The Resource Seven myths of the Spanish conquest, Matthew Restall

Seven myths of the Spanish conquest, Matthew Restall

Label
Seven myths of the Spanish conquest
Title
Seven myths of the Spanish conquest
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Restall
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortes, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind each myth. This vividly written and authoritative book shows, for instance, that native Americans did not take the conquistadors for gods and that small numbers of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. We discover that Columbus was correctly seen in his lifetime-and for decades after-as a briefly fortunate but unexceptional participant in efforts involving many southern Europeans. It was only much later that Columbus was portrayed as a great man who fought against the ignorance of his age to discover the new world.; Restall also shows that the Spanish Conquest relied heavily on black and native allies, who provided many thousands of fighters, vastly outnumbering the conquistadors. In fact, the native perception of the Conquest differed sharply from the Spanish version-they saw it as a native civil war in which the Spaniards played an important but secondary role. The Conquest, Restall shows, was more complex-and more fascinating-than conventional histories have portrayed it. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest offers a richer and more nuanced account of a key event in the history of the Americas
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Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Restall, Matthew
Dewey number
980/.013/072
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1230
LC item number
.R47 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Spaniards
  • Latin America
  • Myth
  • Tradition
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Historiography
  • Myth
  • Spaniards
  • America
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Veroveringen
  • Spanjaarden
  • Mythevorming
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • Entdeckung
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Amerika
  • Eroberung
  • Mythos
  • História da américa
  • História latino-americana
  • Colonização (historiografia)
  • Espanhóis (historiografia)
Label
Seven myths of the Spanish conquest, Matthew Restall
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-207) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A handful of adventurers: the myth of exceptional men -- Neither paid nor forced: the myth of the king's army -- Invisible warriors: the myth of the white conquistador -- Under the lordship of the king: the myth of completion -- The lost words of La Malinche: the myth of (mis)communication -- The Indians are coming to an end: the myth of native desolation -- Apes and men: the myth of superiority
Control code
57137229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195184624
Lccn
2002192492
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
2106992
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57137229
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Seven myths of the Spanish conquest, Matthew Restall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-207) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A handful of adventurers: the myth of exceptional men -- Neither paid nor forced: the myth of the king's army -- Invisible warriors: the myth of the white conquistador -- Under the lordship of the king: the myth of completion -- The lost words of La Malinche: the myth of (mis)communication -- The Indians are coming to an end: the myth of native desolation -- Apes and men: the myth of superiority
Control code
57137229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195184624
Lccn
2002192492
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
2106992
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57137229
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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