The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other

The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other


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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.

Title: The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other

Author: Todorov, Tzvetan; Howard, Richard [Translator]; Pagden, Anthony [Foreword];

Categories: History,

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1999-03-15

ISBN/UPC Number: 0806131373

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780806131375

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780806131375

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