British National Bibliography

The conquistadors / Matthew Restall

BNB number GBB1C0868
ISBN 10 0195392299
ISBN 13 9780195392296
abstract With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements. This Very Short Introduction deploys the latest scholarship to shatter and replace the traditional narrative. Chapters explore New World civilizations prior to the invasions, the genesis of conquistador culture on both sides of the Atlantic, the roles black Africans and Native Americans played, and the consequences of the invasions. The book reveals who the conquistadors were and what made their adventures possible.
has extent xiv, 125 p.
has note on contents Includes bibliographical references and index.
Latin America
America--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Latin America
Latin America--History--To 1600
title The conquistadors : a very short introduction
contributor Fernández-Armesto, Felipe
creator Restall, Matthew, 1964-
has carrier type volume
has content type text
has media type unmediated
is part of Very short introductions
language eng
publication Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
same as GBB1C0868