Hernan Cortes: Conquistador, Colonizer, and Destroyer of the Aztec Empire (Spotlight on Explorers and Colonization)

Hernan Cortes: Conquistador, Colonizer, and Destroyer of the Aztec Empire (Spotlight on Explorers and Colonization)

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Item #: 002180
ISBN: 9781477788103
Grades: 3-6

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The legacy of Hernan Cortes, who famously conquered the formidable Aztec Empire, lives on to this day. This title traces his eventful life, introducing readers to an array of intriguing figures, such as Moctezuma, La Malinche, Cuautemoc, and Diego Velazquez de Cuellar. Learn how important the alliances that Cortes made with the Aztecs' native enemies proved and how the initially cordial relationship between the Spanish and the Aztecs deteriorated. The title explains how Cortes, like many conquistadors, became a polarizing figure in the centuries after his deeds and death and explores the reasons for the controversy surrounding him.

The human spirit of discovery has always driven explorers to forge unchartered routes to distant territories. Before the discovery of the New World, explorers from Europe, Africa, and Asia brought the culture, politics, and customs of their homes to far-away lands. These actions encouraged trade, the spread of ideas and technology, and cultural interaction and exchange. This spirit of exploration continued with the European discovery and colonization of the Americas. The biographies in this series detail the lives and deeds of the most noteworthy explorers to cross the high seas or tread new routes across continents. Each title investigates their motivations, the often negative physical and cultural effects of exploration on native peoples, and, in turn, the influence of foreign cultures on society back home. ~Amber

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