The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other (Paperback)

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By Tzvetan Todorov, Anthony Pagden (Foreword by), Richard Howard (Translator)
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The Conquest of America is a fascinating study of cultural confrontation in the New World, with implications far beyond sixteenth-century America. The book offers an original interpretation of the Spaniards' conquest, colonization, and destruction of pre-Columbian cultures in Mexico and the Caribbean. Using sixteenth-century sources, the distinguished French writer and critic Tzvetan Todorov examines the beliefs and behavior of the Spanish conquistadors and of the Aztecs, adversaries in a clash of cultures that resulted in the near extermination of Mesoamerica's Indian population.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780806131375
ISBN-10: 0806131373
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2020
Pages: 292
Language: English