Bernal Díaz del Castillo

Bernal Díaz del Castillo was a Spanish conquistador and chronicler who participated in the conquest of Mexico under Hernán Cortés. He is best known for his firsthand account of the events, which he documented in his work 'The True History of the Conquest of New Spain'.


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  1. 1. The True History of the Conquest of New Spain

    This book provides a first-hand account of the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish during the 16th century. It offers a detailed narrative of the events, battles, and interactions with native tribes, including the Aztecs. The author, a soldier in the Spanish army, provides a unique perspective on Hernán Cortés and his tactics, the politics of the time, and the cultural and religious practices of the indigenous people. The book also highlights the hardships, challenges, and ethical dilemmas faced by the conquistadors.

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