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This quantity provides the tale of Hernando Cortés's conquest of Mexico, as mentioned through a modern Spanish historian and edited by means of Mexico's best Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's huge Historia de las Indias y Conquista de México used to be released in 1552 to quick good fortune. regardless of being banned from the Americas by way of Prince Philip of Spain, La conquista fell into the fingers of the seventeenth-century Nahua historian Chimalpahin, who took it upon himself to keep a copy of the tome. As he copied, Chimalpahin rewrote huge sections of La conquista, including information regarding Emperor Moctezuma and different key indigenous those who participated in these first encounters. Chialpahin's Conquest is hence not just the 1st entire sleek English translation of López de Gómara's La conquista, a useful resource in itself of data concerning the conquest and local peoples; it additionally provides Chimalpahin's detailed standpoint of Nahua tradition to what has often been a truly Hispanic portrayal of the conquest.

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This was Cucuzca, Cacama’s younger brother; CH, f. 73v. ╇ See James Lockhart, We People Here: Nahuatl Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993). ╇ There have been no historical controversies regarding Chimalpahin’s authorship. However, the authorship of Guamán Poma de Ayala’s Nueva corónica y buen gobierno has recently been debated by Andeanists after the alleged discovery of documents subsequently characterized as forgeries. See Kenneth Andrien, “The Virtual and the Real: The Case of the Mysterious Documents from Naples,” History Compass 6:5 (2008), 1304–24.

See Matthew Restall, “Commentary,” Conference on Latin American History, American Historical Association meeting, 5 January 2009, and Susan Schroeder, “Introduction: The Genre of Conquest Studies,” in Indian Conquistadors: Indigenous Allies in the Conquest of Mesoamerica, ed. Laura E. Matthew and Michel R. Oudijk (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007), 5–27. ╇ Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex, Book 12—The Conquest of Mexico, ed. and trans. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E.

1 Between 1593 and 1620, he composed a record of the history of Colhuacan and numerous collections of annals about the ancient Nahua past, maintained another set of annals about important events in Mexico City and New Spain covering the period 1577–1615, copied several works by other indigenous authors, and produced his own Spanish-language version of Francisco López de Gómara’s La conquista de México. 2 Although Chimalpahin’s abundant and richly detailed Nahuatllanguage annals place him among the most diligent and productive 18 Introduction authors in colonial Spanish America, we know precious little Â� indigenous about the social networks in which he moved, and even less about the circumstances in which he composed such a varied body of writings about the Nahua past.

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