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  • Castillo Letter
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    Matthew Polley West and the World Professor Morgan October 5, 1999 European Expansion Bernal Diaz del Castillo accompanied Captain Hernan Cortez in his march on Tenichitilan (Mexico City) in 1519, resulting in the surrender of this Aztec capital in 1521. Castillo contends that he will give us the honest account of what happened and not to give a bias opinion of what happened. We read three different sections from his book. The first is his trip to the Caribbean, the second is his encounter in Ch...
  • Later Cortes
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    Conquering of the Aztec Empire "There is no way but up, there is no retreat. We must go forward to Mexico and see if this great Montezuma is as great as he proclaims himself to be" (Chapter 2). Cortes told his men this when they were considering mutiny because of suffering from devastating fevers and constant Indian attacks. After Cortes's powerful statement the men then cried out, "forward, to Mexico, to Mexico" (Chapter 2). This was not, by any means Cortes's first exploration. He was a very e...
  • La Malinche Bernal Diaz
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    'La Malinche. ' Slave, interpreter, secretary, mistress, mother of the first 'Mexican. ' her very name still stirs up controversy. Many Mexicans continue to revile the woman called Do~na Marina by the Spaniards and La Malinche by the Aztecs, labeling her a traitor and harlot for her role as the alter-ego of Cortes as he conquered Mexico. They ignore that she saved thousands of Indian lives by enabling Cortes to negotiate rather than slaughter. Her ability to communicate also enabled the Spaniard...
  • Cortes In 1519 Persuaded Velaquez
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    Hernan Cortes was born in Medellin, Extre Madura in 1485. Hernan was only a petite 5' 4'; but he made up for his height disadvantage with courage and determination. Cortes studied law in Spain but then he decided to come over to the Americas. Upon his arrival he joined force with velazquez to conquer Cuba. They did and in 1511 he became the mayor of Cuba. Cortes in 1519 persuaded Velaquez (governor) to allow an expedition to Mexico. Velazquez was skeptical but approved the trip anyway. So Cortes...
  • Es's First Battle With The Indians
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    Conquest of Mexico In 1519 Hern " an Cort " es led a couple hundred other Spaniards inland to the impressive Empire of the Mexica ruled by the Great Montezuma. Many historians today tell how quickly and almost effortlessly these Spaniards conquered the Empire. They paint an image of ignorant, helpless Indians practically giving up their land out of fear of this group because certainly the Spaniards must be gods since they have powerful weapons and strange animals. We know neither Cort " es nor a...
  • De Cort
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    Conqueror of Mexico, b. at Medellin in Spain c. 1485; d. at Castille ja de la Cuesta near Seville, 2 December, 1547. He was married first to Catalina Xuarez, from which marriage there was no issue, and, after her death, to Do~na Juana de Zu~niga, niece of the Duke of Be jar. From this union there sprang four children, one son (Mart " in) and three daughters. His parents were Mart " in Cort " es de Monroe and Catalina Pizarro Altamira no, both of honourable extraction, belonging to the middle cla...
  • Aztec Empire With Millions Of People Cortes
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    Why was Cortes with 508 soldiers able to conquer the Aztec Empire with millions of people Cortes was able to conquer the Aztecs for several very different reasons. In combination these reasons allowed him to have the upper hand in the conquest of Mexico. Arguably these reasons can be sorted into six different categories. The various causes for Cortes success will be assessed in a climax pattern. To begin with the Aztecs had a harsh tribute system that was not popular among the people of Mexico. ...
  • All Out Aztec Revolt Against Cortes Troops
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    Hernando Cortes was born in 1485 in a town called Medellin in Extremadura Spain. During the time of Cortes youth, the town of his birth was like the setting of a carnival for a growing boy (Marks 3). Medellin was the home of an old castle from the days of the wars between the Spanish and the Moors; the young boys of the town found this castle most entertaining. Later in his life Cortes started attending the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. His law school years were cut short in 1501 ...
  • Mexico City Cortes
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    Cortes; Conquistador, Conspirator, and Christian In 1485 Spain was finally able to relax after the recapture of their country from the Muslim Moors who had ruled for the last eight hundred years. With this victory Spain could now begin to once again re-establish its Christian monarchy. In this same year in the town of Medellin, Spain was born Hernando Cortes also (Fernando Cortes or even Hernan Cortes). Cortes was greatly influenced by the Roman Catholic Church as well as his strong sense of nat...
  • Paper
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    This is a paper that i am writing just to get in. If i had the time to put up with this shit then i would not be here looking for a paper at the last minute. so i hope that this is long enough and that someone gets a kick out of reading this if i don't get this paper done then i am going to fail my spanish class. and now i am told that m paper has to be over two hundred and fifty words this is the most ridiculous thing that i have heard. on well, this is no way but up there is no retreat we must...
  • Cortes In Spain
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    Hernan (also Hernando or Fernando) Cortes was born in Medellin, Estremadura, in Spain in 1485 to a family of minor nobility. Cortes was sent to study law at the University of Salamanca. In 1501 He left school to fight in a military expedition but became ill and was forced to stay behind. In 1504 he left to seek fortune in the West Indies, eventually joining Diego Velazquez in the conquest of Cuba. Velazquez was a Spanish soldier and administrator who would later become governor of Cuba. Cortes p...
  • Of The Peoples Cortes
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    Cortes: The Two Face Don Fernando Cortes was either a misguided religious extremist on a quest to serve his earthly king and immortal god or simply an entrepreneur who wished to achieve great status, power and wealth. Cortes is in love with the idea of conquering new worlds in the name of God to convert their heathen inhabitants into righteous followers of Jesus. The problem is that Cortes is also in love with himself and the future power that he might one day hold. Cortes is largely a hypocrite...
  • Castillo's Records Pedro De Alvarado
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    During the year 1520 Hernando Cortes led a massive expedition that conquered the lands of Mexico. He along with many famous figures like Dona Maria, Bernal Diaz de Castillo, and Pedro de Alvarado helped Cortes gain control of the indigenous land. Even though there are many key figures, and key sources that helped Cortes colonize Indian Territory one major battle that assisted him was the Alvarado Massacre of 1520. While historian Bernal Diaz del Castillo in The Conquest of New Spain, and Francis...
  • Disgust Cort's Went Back To Spain
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    Cortez, Hernando Cort's, Hern n or Cortez, Hernando (1485-1547), Spanish explorer and conqueror of the Aztec Empire of Mexico. Cort's was born in Me dell n, Extremadura. He studied law at the University of Salamanca, but cut short his university career in 1501 and decided to try his fortune in the New World. He sailed for Santo Domingo in the spring of 1504. In 1511 he joined the Spanish soldier and administrator Diego Vel zquez in the conquest of Cuba, and subsequently became alcalde (mayor) of...
  • Columbus And Cortes
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    At the beginning of the fifteenth century, the world was a quite small place for Europeans. While they knew about China and Southern Africa, their worldview was still focused on Europe and the Mediterranean. Within 200 years, Europe would be almost all over the world with settlement on various continents. By 1700, most of the coastline of the Americas would be under the domination of Europeans. Meanwhile, with the European conquest of the Nuvus Mond us -the New World- Europe also discovered and ...

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