The True History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo

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.

The 2451st greatest book of all time


Published
1632
Nationality
Spanish
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
500-600
Words
500,000
Original Language
Spanish

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