History of the Conquest of Mexico. Volume 2


William H. Prescott
Wilfred Harold Munro (Editor)

Series: Political Science and History
BISAC: HIS038000

William Hickling Prescott’s History of the Conquest of Mexico presents the conquest of Mexico between 1519 and 1521 in four volumes. Although blind and having never traveled to the Americas, Prescott’s account of the conquest of the Aztecs is as highly respected by historians today as it was in the 19th century.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Part II. Discovery of Mexico (Continued)
Chapter VI. Account of Montezuma—State of his Empire—Strange Prognostics—Embassy and Presents—Spanish Encampment
Chapter VII. Troubles in the Camp—Plan of a Colony—Management of Cortés—March to Cempoalla—Proceedings with the Natives—Foundation of Vera Cruz
Chapter VIII. Another Aztec Embassy—Destruction of the Idols—Despatches sent to Spain—Conspiracy in the Camp—The Fleet Sunk

Part III. March to Mexico
Chapter I. Proceedings at Cempoalla—The Spaniards climb the Tableland—Picturesque Scenery—Transactions with the Natives—Embassy to Tlascala
Chapter II. Republic of Tlascala—Its Institutions—Early History—Discussions in the Senate—Desperate Battles
Chapter III. Decisive Victory—Indian Council—Night Attack—Negotiations with the Enemy—Tlascalan Hero
Chapter IV. Discontent in the Army—Tlascalan Spies—Peace with the Republic—Embassy from Montezuma
Chapter V. Spaniards enter Tlascala—Description of the Capital—Attempted Conversion—Aztec Embassy—Invited to Cholula
Chapter VI. City of Cholula—Great Temple—March to Cholula—Reception of the Spaniards—Conspiracy Detected
Chapter VII. Terrible Massacre—Tranquillity Restored—Reflections on the Massacre—Further Proceedings—Envoys from Montezuma
Chapter VIII. March resumed—Ascent of the Great Volcano—Valley of Mexico—Impression on the Spaniards—Conduct of Montezuma—They descend into the Valley
Chapter IX. Environs of Mexico—Interview with Montezuma—Entrance into the Capital—Hospitable Reception—Visit to the Emperor

Part IV. Residence in Mexico
Chapter I. Tezcucan Lake—Description of the Capital—Palaces and Museums—Royal Household—Montezuma’s Way of Life
Chapter II. Market of Mexico—Great Temple—Interior Sanctuaries—Spanish Quarters
Chapter III. Anxiety of Cortés—Seizure of Montezuma—His Treatment by the Spaniards—Execution of his Officers—Montezuma in Irons—Reflections
Chapter IV. Montezuma’s Deportment—His Life in the Spanish Quarters—Meditated Insurrection—Lord of Tezcuco seized—Further Measures of Cortes


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