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Hernando Cortez

John S. C. Abbott

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .The presents.

Cortez having thus, in the course of a week, annexed the whole of these new provinces of unknown extent to Spain, and having converted the natives to Christianity, prepared for his departure. The natives, among their propitiatory offerings, had presented to Cortez, as we have mentioned, twenty young and beautiful females whom they had captured from hostile tribes, or who in other ways had become their slaves. Cortez distributed these unenlightened maidens among his captains, having first selected one of the youngest and most beautiful of them, Marina, for his wife. Cortez had a worthy spouse upon his plantation at Cuba. No [Pg 80]civil or religious rites sanctioned this unhallowed union; and he was sufficiently instructed to know that he was sinning against the laws of both God and man; but the conscience of this extraordinary adventurer had become involved in labyrinths utterly inexplicable. He seemed to judge that he was. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is a very entertaining book and despite its years, it has a very enjoyable narrative.
I recommend this book for a first approach to Hernan Cortez, or for a first view of the history of the conquest of the Mexica Empire. With that in mind, this is a solid work.
A major limitation of this book is t

Great description of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Very good writing style and so much detail.

This was a book that churned my insides. It battered and agitated me. From one viewpoint Hernán Cortés fought to abolish the repulsive human sacrifice and cannibalism of the Aztec. But his flaws, his inconsistencies, his forced conversions made me shudder.

The fanatic sincerity with which this deed