Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Author: Matthew Restall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN: 0197537294
Category: Latin America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest Book Excerpt:

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, Cortés 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.

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Author: Matthew Restall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780195160772
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN: 0197537316
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest Book Excerpt:

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, Cortés 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.

Invading Guatemala

Invading Guatemala
Author: Matthew Restall,Florine Gabriëlle Laurence Asselbergs
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0271027584
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invading Guatemala Book Excerpt:

The invasions of Guatemala -- Pedro de Alvarado's letters to Hernando Cortes, 1524 -- Other Spanish accounts -- Nahua accounts -- Maya accounts

Seven Myths of the Crusades

Seven Myths of the Crusades
Author: Alfred J. Andrea,Andrew Holt
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2015-08-21
ISBN: 1624664059
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Myths of the Crusades Book Excerpt:

"Seven Myths of the Crusades' rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism and the Crusades, the crusader states, the Children's Crusade, the Templars and past and present Islamic-Christian relations proves, once and for all, that real history is far more fascinating than conspiracy theories, pseudo-history and myth-mongering. This book is a powerful witness to the dangers of the misappropriation and misinterpretation of the past and the false parallels so often drawn between the crusades and later historical events ranging from nineteenth-century colonialism to the protest movements of the 1960s to the events of 9/11. This volume's authors have venerable track records in teaching and researching the crusading movement, and anyone curious about the crusades would do well to start here." —Jessalynn Bird, Dominican University, co-Editor of Crusade and Christendom

Seven Myths of the Civil War

Seven Myths of the Civil War
Author: Wesley Moody,Alfred J. Andrea,Andrew Holt
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN: 1624666388
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Myths of the Civil War Book Excerpt:

"Readers of this book who thought they knew a lot about the U.S. Civil War will discover that much of what they 'knew' is wrong. For readers whose previous knowledge is sketchy but whose desire to learn is strong, the separation of myth from reality is an important step toward mastering the subject. The essays will generate lively discussion and new insights." —James M. McPherson, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

Spanish Influence on the Old Southwest

Spanish Influence on the Old Southwest
Author: Jeremy Agnew
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2015-11-13
ISBN: 1476623279
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spanish Influence on the Old Southwest Book Excerpt:

The traditional narrative of the American West tells of a frontier settled by pioneers emigrating from the east to the Pacific coast. Yet Spanish conquistadors arrived in Central America 150 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. With them came missionaries who tried to convert the Pueblo and Plains Indians to Christianity by force, a suppression of native religious beliefs that led to cultural clashes and outright war. This is the story—fully documented—of how Spanish explorers, soldiers and men of the church pushed north from Mexico in the 1500s, seeking riches and establishing settlements from Texas to California 250 years before the influx of American settlers in the mid–1800s.

Traitor Survivor Icon

Traitor  Survivor  Icon
Author: Victoria I. Lyall,Terezita Romo
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN: 0300258984
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traitor Survivor Icon Book Excerpt:

The first major visual and cultural exploration of the legacy of La Malinche, simultaneously reviled as a traitor to her people and hailed as the mother of Mexico An enslaved Indigenous girl who became Hernán Cortés's interpreter and cultural translator, Malinche stood at center stage in one of the most significant events of modern history. Linguistically gifted, she played a key role in the transactions, negotiations, and conflicts between the Spanish and the Indigenous populations of Mexico that shaped the course of global politics for centuries to come. As mother to Cortés's firstborn son, she became the symbolic progenitor of a modern Mexican nation and a heroine to Chicana and Mexicana artists. Traitor, Survivor, Icon is the first major publication to present a comprehensive visual exploration of Malinche's enduring impact on communities living on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Five hundred years after her death, her image and legacy remain relevant to conversations around female empowerment, indigeneity, and national identity throughout the Americas. This lavish book establishes and examines her symbolic import and the ways in which artists, scholars, and activists through time have appropriated her image to interpret and express their own experiences and agendas from the 1500s through today.

The Medieval Crossbow

The Medieval Crossbow
Author: Stuart Ellis-Gorman
Publsiher: Pen and Sword Military
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-07-30
ISBN: 152678954X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medieval Crossbow Book Excerpt:

The crossbow is an iconic weapon of the Middle Ages and, alongside the longbow, one of the most effective ranged weapons of the pre-gunpowder era. Unfortunately, despite its general fame it has been decades since an in-depth history of the medieval crossbow has been published, which is why Stuart Ellis-Gorman’s detailed, accessible, and highly illustrated study is so valuable. The Medieval Crossbow approaches the history of the crossbow from two directions. The first is a technical study of the design and construction of the medieval crossbow, the many different kinds of crossbows used during the Middle Ages, and finally a consideration of the relationship between crossbows and art. The second half of the book explores the history of the crossbow, from its origins in ancient China to its decline in sixteenth-century Europe. Along the way it explores the challenges in deciphering the crossbow’s early medieval history as well as its prominence in warfare and sport shooting in the High and Later Middle Ages. This fascinating book brings together the work of a wide range of accomplished crossbow scholars and incorporates the author’s own original research to create an account of the medieval crossbow that will appeal to anyone looking to gain an insight into one of the most important weapons of the Middle Ages.

Latin America in Colonial Times

Latin America in Colonial Times
Author: Matthew Restall,Kris Lane
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2011-11-14
ISBN: 0521761182
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin America in Colonial Times Book Excerpt:

Presents the story of how Latin American civilization emerged from the encounter of three great civilizations in the sixteenth century.

Converging Worlds

Converging Worlds
Author: Louise A. Breen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1136596747
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Converging Worlds Book Excerpt:

Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and "Atlantic" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. With chapters written by top-notch scholars, Converging Worlds is unique in providing not only a comprehensive chronological approach to colonial history with attention to thematic details, but a window into the relevant historiography. Each historian also selected several documents to accompany their chapter, found in the companion primary source reader. Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America includes: timelines tailored for every chapter chapter summaries discussion questions lists of further reading, introducing students to specialist literature fifty illustrations. Key topics discussed include: French, Spanish, and Native American experiences regional areas such as the Midwest and Southwest religion including missions, witchcraft, and Protestants the experience of women and families. With its synthesis of both broad time periods and specific themes, Converging Worlds is ideal for students of the colonial period, and provides a fascinating glimpse into the diverse foundations of America. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Converging Worlds companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415964999.

The Riddle of Latin America

The Riddle of Latin America
Author: Kris Lane,Matthew Restall
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN: 9780618153060
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Riddle of Latin America Book Excerpt:

THE RIDDLE OF LATIN AMERICA explores the promise and paradox of Latin America in a novel way by giving equal weight to the colonial and national periods. This is essential because in Latin America colonialism started early and independence came late. The aim of this book is to provide unfamiliar readers with a more balanced, interpretive view of Latin America's long and complex history by identifying key patterns and trends and tracing them across time and space. Within chapters THE RIDDLE OF LATIN AMERICA takes a regional rather than country-by-country approach, treating, for example, the Greater Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, the Andes, the Southern Cone, and Brazil. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Tenochtitlan 1519 21

Tenochtitlan 1519   21
Author: Si Sheppard
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 1472820193
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tenochtitlan 1519 21 Book Excerpt:

In 1519, the Conquistador Hernán Cortés landed on the mainland of the Americas. His quest to serve God, win gold, and achieve glory drove him into the heartland of what is now Mexico, where no European had ever set foot before. He marched towards to the majestic city of Tenochtitlan, floating like a jewel in the midst of Lake Texcoco. This encounter brought together cultures that had hitherto evolved in complete isolation from each other – Catholic Spain and the Aztec Empire. What ensued was the swift escalation from a clash of civilizations to a war of the worlds. At the conclusion of the Conquistador campaign of 1519–21, Tenochtitlan lay in ruins, the last Aztec Emperor was in chains, and Spanish authority over the native peoples had been definitively asserted. With the colourful personalities – Cortés, Malinche, Pedro Alvarez, Cuitláhuac, Cuauhtémoc – driving the narrative, and the vivid differences in uniforms, weapons, and fighting styles between the rival armies (displayed using stunning specially commissioned artwork), this is the fascinating story of the collapse of the Aztec Empire.

Mesoamerican Voices

Mesoamerican Voices
Author: Matthew Restall,Associate Professor of Latin American History Women's Studies and Anthropology and Director of Latin American Studies Matthew Restall,Lisa Sousa,Kevin Terraciano
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-11-07
ISBN: 9780521812795
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesoamerican Voices Book Excerpt:

A 2006 collection of indigenous-language writings from central Mexico and Guatemala, written during the colonial period.

The Serpent and the Eagle

The Serpent and the Eagle
Author: Edward Rickford
Publsiher: Tenochtitlan Trilogy
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-03-18
ISBN: 9781090111470
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Serpent and the Eagle Book Excerpt:

Tenochtitlan, 1519. Motecuhzoma, leader of the Mexica Confederacy, rules over the largest domain in all of Mesoamerica and has every expectation that his nation will continue to reign supreme... but the arrival of strange foreigners will test that confidence. Driven by God, gold, and glory, the uncouth interlopers are led by Hernando Cortes and command weapons that can shake the sky. They hail from a faraway land called Spain, and they may have sinister designs. Their disruptive presence demands a response, and the choice Motecuhzoma must make could elevate his nation to new heights or cause its ruin. Combining the superb research of the Moundville Duology with the gripping battles of the Conqueror Series, this award-winning novel draws upon modern scholarship to recount an event still unique today: the epic collision of two civilizations separated for millennia. Editorial Reviews "A captivating, well-plotted, bicultural dramatization of the months prior to Motecuhzoma's meeting with Cortés, deftly transporting the reader 500 years back into the eyes and intimate relationships of key participants--Mesoamerican and European, emperor and counselor, conqueror and slave." --Andrew Rowen, author of Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold "The story weaves a rich tapestry of Spanish conquistadors and native Mexica--commonly known as the Aztecs--as well as the neighboring native tribes, that transports readers to the lush jungles and grand cities of pre-Hispanic Mexico. The writing is clear and easy to read, with just enough Spanish and Nahuatl to add deep flavors without slowing the pace." --Casey Robb, author of The Devil's Grip "The Serpent and the Eagle is expertly written and painstakingly researched.... Rickford has captured a fascinating historical moment and turned it into an absorbing story that makes the history come alive." --Jim White, author of Borders in Paradise "In The Serpent and the Eagle, Edward Rickford has achieved wonderful world-building/scene-setting to the extent that even if you aren't familiar with the history surrounding the novel, you can pick this book up and enjoy it regardless." --Aaron Booth, author of Life Eternal "The Serpent and the Eagle is another literary text that may offer the reader exits out of the colonial wound of indignity and entrances into the enunciative reclamation of silenced historical, social, and cultural spaces." --C.T. Mexica, Ph. D, Arizona State University "Told through multiple points of view, Rickford's words flow from the page like silk, engrossing the reader in insatiable Spanish hunger for gold and the anxiety Cortez's conquest brings to the native Mexica." --K.M. Pohlkamp, author of Apricots and Wolfsbane Winner of the 2017 Best in Category Prize in the 2017 Chaucer Book Awards for historical fiction.

Black Mexico

Black Mexico
Author: Ben Vinson (III.),Matthew Restall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Mexico Book Excerpt:

This edited volume compiles the most recent research on a pivotal topic in Latin American history--Afro-Mexican experiences from pre-conquest to the modern period.

Elton John s Blue Moves

Elton John s Blue Moves
Author: Matthew Restall
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Academic
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN: 9781501355424
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elton John s Blue Moves Book Excerpt:

By 1976, Elton John was the best-selling recording artist and the highest-grossing touring act in the world. With seven #1 albums in a row and a reputation as a riveting piano-pounding performer, the former Reggie Dwight had gone with dazzling speed from the London suburbs to the pinnacles of rock stardom, his songs never leaving the charts, his sold-out shows packed with adoring fans. Then he released Blue Moves, and it all came crashing down. Was the commercially disappointing and poorly reviewed double album to blame? Can one album shoot down a star? No, argues Matthew Restall; Blue Moves is a four-sided masterpiece, as fantastic as Captain Fantastic, as colorful as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, a showcase for the three elements-piano-playing troubadour, full orchestra, rock band-with which Elton John and his collaborators redirected the evolution of popular music. Instead, both album and career were derailed by a perfect storm of circumstances: Elton's decisions to stop touring and start his own label; the turbulent shiftings of popular culture in the punk era; the minefield of attitudes towards celebrity and sexuality. The closer we get to Blue Moves, the better we understand the world into which it was born-and vice versa. Might that be true of all albums?

The Catholic Church in History

The Catholic Church in History
Author: Keith D. Lewis
Publsiher: Crossroad
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catholic Church in History Book Excerpt:

The darkest chapters of Catholic history usually evoke either denial or uninformed prejudice. But under the leadership of visionaries such as Pope John Paul II, a new way of understanding history is emerging - reconciliation and hope come not from ignoring history, but from a close examination of the forgotten facts, with clues to their meaning for life today. In The Catholic Church in History, Keith Lewis helps us reexamine what really happened in these controversial events, and shows us how Catholic faith offers tools for addressing mistakes and moving forward.

The Spanish Conquest of the Inca Empire

The Spanish Conquest of the Inca Empire
Author: Peter O. Koch
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spanish Conquest of the Inca Empire Book Excerpt:

A study of the first encounters between Spanish explorers and the indigenous tribes of the Americas, this work focuses on the life and times of Francisco Pizarro and his quest to locate the legendary wealth of a region the Spaniards called Peru. Chapters devoted to Inca history provide an overview of the vast empire that the conquistadors forged.

Beyond Black and Red

Beyond Black and Red
Author: Matthew Restall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Black and Red Book Excerpt:

"Beyond Black and Red" is the first book to deal primarily and specifically with relations between Africans and native peoples in colonial Latin America. Matthew Restall has collected nine essays that represent contributions to the larger fields of colonial Latin American history, African diaspora studies, and ethnohistory. Among the subjects addressed are marriage and miscegenation, identity and nomenclature, cultural exchanges, labor, and cooperation in resisting colonialism versus collaboration. The authors examine core areas such as Mesoamerica, the Andes, and Brazil, and peripheral ones such as Florida, Colombia, and the Orinoco basin. The contributors find that relations between black and native peoples were sometimes harmonious, sometimes hostile, depending on local dynamics and individual agendas. Native and black soldiers fought sometimes as comrades, sometimes as adversaries, and couples in mixed marriages might identify as Indian or as black depending on where the advantage lay in a given society.Contributors to "Beyond Black and Red"Patrick J. Carroll, professor of history, Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi Susan Kellogg, professor of history, University of Houston Kris Lane, Wakefield Distinguished Associate Professor of History, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia Hal Langfur, assistant professor of history, University of North Carolina, Wilmington Jane Landers, associate professor of history, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Christopher Lutz, director of Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies/CIRMA Norma Anglica Castillo Palma, profesora investigadora of comparative and regional history, Universidad Autnoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa Stuart B. Schwartz, George Burton Adams Professor of History, Yale University Rene Soulodre-La France, assistant professor of history, Kings University College, University of Western Ontario, London Ben Vinson III, associate professor of Latin American history, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Neil Whitehead, professor of anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison