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by William H. Prescott

eBook History of the Conquest of Mexico (Notable American Authors) download ISBN: 0781287693
Author: William H. Prescott
Publisher: Reprint Services Corp (1843)
Language: English
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It is a magnificent epic," said William H. Prescott after the publication of "History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843.

It is a magnificent epic," said William H. This pioneering study presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this day. "Regarded simply from the standpoint of literary criticism, the "Conquest of Mexico is Prescott's masterpiece," judged his biographer Harry Thurston Peck.

William Hickling Prescott, the renowned American historian who chronicled the rise and fall of the Spanish empire . The Conquest of Peru represents an author's triumph over his materials," observed Donald G. Darnell, one of the historian's several biographers

William Hickling Prescott, the renowned American historian who chronicled the rise and fall of the Spanish empire, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1796. His grandfather had commanded colonial forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution; his father was a highly respected judge and philanthropist. Prescott was tutored in Latin and Greek by the rector of Trinity Church in Boston and entered Harvard in 1811. Darnell, one of the historian's several biographers. Prescott exploits to the fullest any opportunities for dramatic effects that history might provide hi. .

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory.

Published in 1843, William H. Prescott's style takes a little getting used to. One is soon in the swing of it, however . This book is incredibly interesting both from the standpoint of the author, a man from 1841, and the history of the conquest of the Aztecs. One is soon in the swing of it, however, and soon after that one begins to relish i. In most modern history books written nowadays, the Aztecs are portrayed as victims and the conquistadors as villains. Prescot is able to show the good and bad of both group from a Euro-centric viewpoint, which is how the conquistadors also thought.

Historian, writer, and scholar WILLIAM HICKLING PRESCOTT (1796-1859) was born in Salem, Massachusetts.

LibriVox recording of History of the Conquest of Mexico, by William H. Prescott. Note: This project had some missing and duplicate sections. This has been corrected as of July 9, 2010. The affected sections were 12, 13, 27, 28, 33, & 34. Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet never did I breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. After an extensive period of study, during which he sporadically contributed to academic journals, Prescott specialized in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish.

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William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory. After an extensive period of study, during which he sporadically contributed to academic journals, Prescott specialized in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837), The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843), A History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) and the unfinished History of the Reign of Phillip II (1856–1858) have become classic works in the field, and have had a great impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica. During his lifetime, he was upheld as one of the greatest living American intellectuals, and knew personally many of the leading political figures of the day, in both the United States and Britain. Prescott has become one of the most widely translated American historians, and was an important figure in the development of history as a rigorous academic discipline. Historians admire Prescott for his exhaustive, careful, and systematic use of archives, his accurate recreation of sequences of events, his balanced judgments and his lively writing style. He was primarily focused on political and military affairs, largely ignoring economic, social, intellectual, and cultural forces that in recent decades historians have focused on. Instead, he wrote narrative history, subsuming unstated causal forces in his driving storyline.
Comments: (7)
Slowly writer
The author, writes this historical story as though he is standing next Herman Cortes in his journey to discover and seize new lands for Spain and the Roman Catholic Church (Christianity). The author loves Cortez and the violent journey he led. It was difficult reading for me as the writer graphically imposed upon a reader the horrific destruction of the "Aztec" people's in order to impose Christianity upon them and place the cross upon their lands. This is a historical accounting our history books should present. I was sickened and still I could not put this book down. I will most likely read it again and again as I share this book with history teachers and professors of history. Now, I fully accept the data identifying the death of 100 million Indigenous peoples by the invasion of the Europeans.
Avarm
I originally bought this as an e-book because it was so cheap (embarrassing admission!), and I thought I'd miss out if I didn't purchase it then and there. Well it was cheap, but I would only have missed out if I hadn't begun reading before I realised it was cheap because it was a very old book, reprinted. Prescott's style is very dated, and his expressions sometimes seem convoluted, but I really enjoyed it enormously - his storytelling is superb, and while he sometimes reveals his age with non-PC comments about native peoples and their gods, he never seems condescending. His efforts to accurately portray that most extraordinary, single-minded, confident, competent leader, military commander, politician, and rascal Hernando Cortes succeed beyond expectation. While deploring the long-term results of the conquest of Mexico, Cortes' achievement is breathtaking, and wonderfully described by Prescott from a perspective much closer to the events than we can readily muster today.
Axebourne
I was surprised to see that the book was written in 1843, before the Mexican War. The author did not use much of the stilted language of that time and the book is easy to read. There are some words used which are now obscure, but the context is usually clear It a long book, but very complete with a lot of insight of the people involved and the times. I don't know if later research would change any of the story, but it is a good overall history.
Shaktizragore
The author, in an admittedly dated style, gives a detailed story of how Cortes came back from the brink of defeat, over and over to finally triumph in a enormous bloodbath and conquer Mexico . I doubt if few people have any idea of what he went through... on the other hand, I doubt if many people have any idea what the Mexicans went through, which was far worse. In the book the reader roots for Cortes as he decimates a whole civilization, in the name of God.... Makes you wonder!!!
Regardless, it is a detailed and fascinating story of perseverance in the face incredible odds.
Taur
A very informative history of early discovery, and conquest of Mexico. This book is great for anyone interested in their cultural history, or a history buff whom is generally looking to expand overall knowledge of world history and or geography. The information also provides an in depth view and an opportunity to live vicariously through the eyes of an explorer, and world traveler seeking new lands, and interacting with new cultures or races of people regional to the area being explored for the first time.
Aurizar
Even though this book was written in 1890, it is surprisingly even handed in this struggle between the dominant culture of Central America and a small group of adventurers led by Hernando Cortes. The author obviously admires the achievements of the Aztecs, despite the 20,000 human sacrifices annually made to their gods. The conditions of the Aztec nation which made it liable to collapse and the skill of Cortes are discussed. This story would not be believed if history had not instructed us it is true.
Dddasuk
The History of the Conquest of Mexico is a detailed, social, political, anthropological and virtual firsthand report and account of the conquest of Mexico. It is detailed, riveting, intellectually honest and exciting. Prescott provides a first class account that captures the tiniest bead of information and integrates it into the larger and at times international picture. Prescott is a terrific story teller, this is what the book is all about, a first class, first rate and virtual first person account of one of the most unlikely and extraordinary conquests in the history of civilization. -Bob Martin